1 The [a]King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of waters: he turneth it whithersoever it pleaseth him.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.
3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
4 A haughty look, and a proud heart which is the [b][c]light of the wicked, is sin.
5 The thoughts of the diligent do surely bring abundance; but [d]whosoever is hasty, cometh surely to poverty.
6 The gathering of treasures by a deceitful tongue, is vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
7 The [e]robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; for they have refused to execute judgment.