Chapter 21

PRO.21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
PRO.21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
PRO.21:3 To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
PRO.21:4 A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.
PRO.21:5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
PRO.21:6 Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death.
PRO.21:7 The violence of the wicked will destroy them, Because they refuse to do justice.
PRO.21:8 The way of a guilty man is perverse; But as for the pure, his work is right.
PRO.21:9 Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
PRO.21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
PRO.21:11 When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
PRO.21:12 The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness.
PRO.21:13 Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be heard.
PRO.21:14 A gift in secret pacifies anger, And a bribe behind the back, strong wrath.
PRO.21:15 It is a joy for the just to do justice, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
PRO.21:16 A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead.
PRO.21:17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
PRO.21:18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, And the unfaithful for the upright.
PRO.21:19 Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman.
PRO.21:20 There is desirable treasure, And oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man squanders it.
PRO.21:21 He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness and honor.
PRO.21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the trusted stronghold.
PRO.21:23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.
PRO.21:24 A proud and haughty man -”Scoffer” is his name; He acts with arrogant pride.
PRO.21:25 The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.
PRO.21:26 He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare.
PRO.21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more when he brings it with wicked intent!
PRO.21:28 A false witness shall perish, But the man who hears him will speak endlessly.
PRO.21:29 A wicked man hardens his face, But as for the upright, he establishes his way.
PRO.21:30 There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD.
PRO.21:31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the LORD.

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