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11 Death and Destruction[a] lie open before the Lord— how much more do human hearts!
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13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
16 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.[a]
23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.[a]
3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.
20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.
22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord.
21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?
21 In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.
2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.
4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.