The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


The devices of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
. .2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirit.
. .3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy purposes shall be established.
. .4 The LORD hath made all things for his own purposes: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
. .5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: be assured, he shall not be unpunished.
. .6 By love and truth is atonement made for iniquity: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
. .7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
. .8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
. .9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
. .10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
. .11 A just balance and scales are of the LORD: all the weights of the bag are his work.
. .12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
. .13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and he loveth him that speaketh right.
. .14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
. .15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud which bringeth the spring rain.
. .16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
. .17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
. .18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
. .19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
. .20 He that giveth heed to instruction shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
. .21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and sweetness of speech increaseth persuasion.
. .22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
. .23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth persuasion to his lips.
. .24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
. .25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
. .26 The appetite of him that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth urgeth it of him.
. .27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and his words are as a burning fire.
. .28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth familiar friends.
. .29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
. .30 He winketh his eyes, deviseth froward things: pursing his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
. .31 The hoary head is a crown of glory: it is found in the way of righteousness.
. .32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
. .33 The lot is cast into the lap; but every decision thereof is of the LORD.


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