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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The heart of the King is like a stream of waters in the hands of God, and he turns it wherever he chooses.
2All the ways of a man are right in his own eyes, and Lord Jehovah sets the heart in order.
3Whoever does righteousness and judgment is chosen to Lord Jehovah by sacrifice.
4The pride of the eyes and the spirit of the heart and the lamp of the evil is sin.
5The thoughts of the elect one are trusting and those of the evil one cause want.
6The effect of a treasure by a lying tongue is even unto destruction; those that seek death will be overthrown.
7The shipwreck of the evil will come upon them, because they did not choose to do justice.
8He that perverts his way is a strange man, and the works of the pure one are right.
9It is better to sit on the corner of the roof than to dwell with a contentious woman.
10The soul of the evil is not apparent to the eyes of his neighbors.
11By the injury of the evil the child is made wise, and by his reflection the wise receives knowledge.
12The Righteous One understands the heart of the evil, and he drives out the evil ones unto affliction.
13He that shuts his ears that he will not hear the poor, he also will call out to God, and he will not answer him.
14A gift in secret removes wrath and he that spares giving arouses anger.
15The joy of the righteous works justice, and ruin to evildoers.
16A son of man that strays from the way of understanding will descend with the children of the Earth.
17A man that is wanting and loves joy and wine and pleasure, will not be rich.
18The evil is an exchange for the righteous and a liar for the upright.
19Better to stay in the land of the wilderness than to dwell with a contentious and angry woman.
20There is coveted treasure and oil in the dwelling of a wise man and the intelligent of the children of men will consume it.
21He that seeks righteousness and grace finds life, righteousness and glory.
22A wise man went up to the city of a mighty man and conquered its trusted fortress.
23He that keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from trouble.
24An insolent one whose name is mighty does evil in his wrath.
25The lust of the lazy one kills him, because he does not choose to work with his hands.
26He desires lust all day long; the righteous gives and does not spare.
27The sacrifice of the evil ones is detested before Lord Jehovah because they bring it in evil.
28A false witness will be destroyed and an attentive man speaks justly.
29The face of an evil man is shameless, and he who is upright establishes the ways of his soul.
30There is no wisdom, neither intelligence, nor mind, like that of Lord Jehovah.
31The horse is prepared for the day of war, but salvation is of Lord Jehovah.