All a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives.
Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
The LORD works everything for its own ends - even the wicked for the day of disaster.
Prov. 16:2-4 (read whole chapter)
The dice are thrown into the lap, but their every decision is from the LORD.
Prov. 16:33 (read whole chapter)
The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the LORD tests hearts.
One who acts wickedly pays attention to evil counsel; a liar listens to a malicious tongue.
The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.
Prov. 17:3-5 (read whole chapter)
A king sitting on the throne to judge separates out all evil with his eyes.
Prov. 20:8 (read whole chapter)
The ear that hears and the eye that sees - the LORD has made them both.
Prov. 20:12 (read whole chapter)
The steps of a person are ordained by the LORD - so how can anyone understand his own way?
It is a snare for a person to rashly cry, "Holy!" and only afterward to consider what he has vowed.
A wise king separates out the wicked; he turns the threshing wheel over them.
Prov. 20:24-26 (read whole chapter)
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD like channels of water; he turns it wherever he wants.
All of a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Prov. 21:1-3 (read whole chapter)
There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the LORD.
Prov. 21:30 (read whole chapter)
The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the creator of them both.
Prov. 22:2 (read whole chapter)
These sayings also are from the wise: To show partiality in judgment is terrible:
Prov. 24:23 (read whole chapter)
Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest.
Prov. 26:2 (read whole chapter)
Do not boast about tomorrow; for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Prov. 27:1 (read whole chapter)
To show partiality is terrible, for a person will transgress over the smallest piece of bread.
Prov. 28:21 (read whole chapter)
The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.
Prov. 29:1 (read whole chapter)
Many people seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one receives justice.
Prov. 29:26 (read whole chapter)