Proverbs 21


21:1 The king's heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the
 rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
21:2 Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes: but the LORD
 pondereth the hearts.
21:3 To do justice and judgment [is] more acceptable to the LORD
 than sacrifice.
21:4 A high look, and a proud heart, [and] the plowing of the
 wicked, [is] sin.
21:5 The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness;
 but of every one [that is] hasty only to want.
21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue [is] a vanity
 tossed to and fro by them that seek death.
21:7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they
 refuse to do judgment.
21:8 The way of man [is] froward and strange: but [as for] the
 pure, his work [is] right.
21:9 [It is] better to dwell in a corner of the house-top, than
 with a brawling woman in a wide house.
21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbor findeth
 no favor in his eyes.
21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and
 when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
21:12 The righteous [man] wisely considereth the house of the
 wicked: [but God] overthroweth the wicked for [their]
 wickedness.
21:13 Whoever stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also
 shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
21:14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the
 bosom, strong wrath.
21:15 [It is] joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction
 [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.
21:16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding
 shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
21:17 He that loveth pleasure [shall be] a poor man: he that
 loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
21:18 The wicked [shall be] a ransom for the righteous, and the
 transgressor for the upright.
21:19 [It is] better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a
 contentious and an angry woman.
21:20 [There is] a treasure to be desired, and oil in the
 dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth
 life, righteousness, and honor.
21:22 A wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth
 down the strength of its confidence.
21:23 Whoever keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul
 from troubles.
21:24 Proud [and] haughty scorner [is] his name, who dealeth in
 proud wrath.
21:25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands
 refuse to labor.
21:26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous
 giveth and spareth not.
21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination: how much
 more, [when] he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth
 speaketh constantly.
21:29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but [as for] the upright,
 he directeth his way.
21:30 [There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against
 the LORD.
21:31 The horse [is] prepared against the day of battle: but
 safety [is] from the LORD.
 
 

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