(Week 25 of the year: Tuesday)
As the divisions of waters, so the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord: whithersoever he will he shall turn it.
Ever way of a man seemeth right to himself: but the Lord weigheth the hearts.
To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.
Haughtiness of the eyes is the enlarging of the heart: the lamp of the wicked is sin.
The thoughts of the industrious always bring forth abundance: but every sluggard is always in want.
He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.
The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour.
When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.
The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he may withdraw the wicked from evil.
He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself and shall not be heard.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.