A person is trapped if they make a hasty promise to God
and only later thinks about what they said.
A wise king gets rid of evil people.
He runs the threshing wheel over them.
The spirit of a person is the lamp of the Lord.
It lights up what is deep down inside them.
Love and truth keep a king safe.
Faithful love makes his throne secure.
Young men are proud of their strength.
Gray hair brings honor to old men.
Blows and wounds scrub evil away.
And beatings make you pure deep down inside.
In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is like a stream of water.
The Lord directs it toward all those who please him.
A person might think their own ways are right.
But the Lord knows what they are thinking.
Do what is right and fair.
The Lord accepts that more than sacrifices.
The proud eyes and hearts of sinful people are like a field not plowed.
Those things produce nothing good.