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1 The king's heart is in the hand of Yahweh, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but Yahweh pondereth the hearts.
3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matt 5: 6)
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance (Matt 13:12)
If we sow to the spirit we
'shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting' (Gal 6: 8).
Hallelu Yah, I'm immortal!
"I was subpoenaed as a witness in a medical case in which my testimony was demanded as to the character of a certain surgical operation, which terminated fatally. Unused to the technicalities of Westminster Hall, or perhaps speaking 'hastily,' I observed my impression was so-and-so. Lord Tenterden immediately corrected me by saying that the court did not ask me for my impressions, but for the facts of the case.
Ever since this incident I have made it a rule not to trouble the public with my impressions, first, second or third; but if I have anything to say to them, to do it not 'hastily' but deliberately; not according to impressions, but according to the 'I saw'-'I heard-or 'Thus it is written.'
Dr Life and Works
6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: But righteousness delivereth from death. (10: 2)
9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Better to live in a small room at the extremity of the building than with a carping woman.
In v19 the imagery is amplified...better to live out in the wilderness than to live with a liverish bad tempered woman. As the personality disorder is greater - so greater distancing from the offending woman is recommended.
10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
Frowardness is in his heart, He deviseth mischief continually; He soweth discord. (6: 14)
Here is a malicious and vindictive individual. These evil thoughts defile a man (Matt 15: 18-20. In his first epistle the especially beloved of the Lord equates such as having murder locked up in the heart.
'Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer' (1 Jhn 3: 15).
The caveat being that it is impossible for such to obtain an inheritance among the saints
and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yahweh.
31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of Yahweh.