1. The King’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

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. 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.

6. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

7. The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

8. The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure his work is right.

9. It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

10. The soul of the wicked desireth evil; his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

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.

NOTE: These verse are from the King James Holy Bible 

  1. Just as water is turned into irrigation ditches, so the LORD directs the king’s thoughts. He turns them wherever he wants to.
  2. We can justify our every deed, but God looks at our motives.
  3. God is more pleased when we are just and fair than when we give him gifts.
  4. Pride, lust and evil actions are all sin.
  5. Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty.
  6. Dishonesty gain will never last, so why take the risk?
  7. Because the wicked are unfair, their violence boomerangs and destroys them.
  8. A man is known by his actions, An evil man lives an evil life; a good man lives a godly life.
  9. It is better to live in the corner of an attic than with a crabby woman in a lovely home.
  10. An evil man loves to harm others; being a good neighbor is out of his line.
  11. The wise man learns by listening; the simpleton can learn only by seeing scorners punished.
  12. God, the Righteous One, knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked and will bring the wicked to judgment.


NOTE: These verse are from the Kids Application Bible 

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