that he channels toward all who please him.d
but the Lord weighs the heart.e
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.f
4 Haughty eyesg and a proud heart—
the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.
5 The plans of the diligent lead to profith
as surely as haste leads to poverty.
7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away,j
for they refuse to do what is right.
8 The way of the guilty is devious,k
but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.l
their neighbors get no mercy from them.
by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.m
12 The Righteous Oneb takes note of the house of the wicked
and brings the wicked to ruin.n
and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.q
but terror to evildoers.r
comes to rest in the company of the dead.s
whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.t
18 The wicked become a ransomu for the righteous,
and the unfaithful for the upright.
than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.v
but fools gulp theirs down.
22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mightyy
and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.
23 Those who guard their mouthsz and their tongues
keep themselves from calamity.a
24 The proud and arrogant personb—“Mocker” is his name—
behaves with insolent fury.
25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him,c
because his hands refuse to work.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestablef—
how much more so when brought with evil intent!g
but a careful listener will testify successfully.
but the upright give thought to their ways.j
30 There is no wisdom,k no insight, no plan
that can succeed against the Lord.l
but victory rests with the Lord.m
Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts vapor for those who seek death
Or The righteous person