1 – It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue.
2 – All the ways of a man are open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits.
3 – Lay open thy works to the Lord: and thy thoughts shall be directed.
4 – The Lord hath made all things for himself: the wicked also for the evil day.
5 – Every proud man is an abomination to the Lord: though hand should be joined to hand, he is not innocent. The beginning of a good way is to do justice; and this is more acceptable with God, than to offer sacrifices.
6 – By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.
7 – When the ways of man shall please the Lord, he will convert even his enemies to peace.
8 – Better is a little with justice, than great revenues with iniquity.
9 – The heart of man disposeth his way: but the Lord must direct his steps.
10 – Divination is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not err in judgment.
11 – Weight and balance are judgments of the Lord: and his work all the weights of the bag.
12 – They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.
13 – Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved.
14 – The wrath of a king is as messengers of death : and the wise man will pacify it.
15 – In the cheerfulness of the king’s countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain.
16 – Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.
17 – The path of the just departeth from evils: he that keepeth his soul keepeth his way.
18 – Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.
19 – It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils with the proud.
20 – The learned in word shall find good things: and he that trusteth in the Lord is blessed.
21 – The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and he that is sweet in words shall attain to greater things.
22 – Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it: the instruction of fools is foolishness.
23 – The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips.
24 – Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
25 – There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.
26 – The soul of him that laboureth, laboureth for himself, because his mouth hath obliged him to it.
27 – The wicked man diggeth evil, and in his lips is a burning fire.
28 – A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.
29 – An unjust man allureth his friend: and leadeth him into a way that is not good
30 – He that with fixed eyes deviseth· wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth: evil to pass.
31 – Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.
32 – The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh cities.
33 – Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.