9Â We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
9The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but He loves those who pursue godliness.
9Â Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation.
9Â The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
9Â Better to be an ordinary person with a servant than to be self-important but have no food.
9Â With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous.
9People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.
9Â Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.
9Â My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge.