Proverbs 16:8-17

Better a little with righteousness
    than much gain with injustice.

In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps.

The lips of a king speak as an oracle,
    and his mouth does not betray justice.

Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord;
    all the weights in the bag are of his making.

Kings detest wrongdoing,
    for a throne is established through righteousness.

Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
    they value the one who speaks what is right.

A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
    but the wise will appease it.

When a king’s face brightens, it means life;
    his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.

How much better to get wisdom than gold,
    to get insight rather than silver!

The highway of the upright avoids evil;
    those who guard their ways preserve their lives.

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