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PROVERBS ยท Chapter 21

21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it anywhere he will.
21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD ponders the hearts.
21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
21:4 An 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 lack.
21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed back and forth of 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 perverse and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil: his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.
21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
21:12 The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness.
21:13 Whoso stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
21:14 A gift in secret pacifies 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 wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
21:17 He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loves 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 treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.
21:21 He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honour.
21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the strength of the confidence thereof.
21:23 Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath.
21:25 The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labour.
21:26 He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous gives and spares not.
21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?
21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.
21:29 A wicked man hardens his face: but as for the upright, he directs 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 of the LORD.

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