Proverbs 21
1The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water, he turns it wherever he will.
2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord weighs the hearts.
3To do righteousness and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
4A high look and a proud heart, which is the fire of the wicked, is sin.
5The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness, but of every one that is too hasty, only to want.
6The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of those that seek death.
7The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them because they refuse to do judgment.
8The way of the perverse man is crooked and strange, but as for the pure, his work is right.
9It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
10The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.
11When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise, and by instructing the wise, he receives wisdom.
12The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked, how God overthrows the wicked for their evil.
13Whosoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself but shall not be heard.
14A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a bribe in the bosom strong wrath.
15It is joy to the just to do judgment, but it shall be destruction to the workers of iniquity.
16The man that wanders out of the way of wisdom shall end up in the congregation of the dead.
17He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
18The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
19It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and an angry woman.
20There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.
21He that follows after righteousness and mercy shall find life, righteousness, and honour.
22The wise man took the city of the mighty and cast down its strength in which it trusted.
23Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
24Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath.
25The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labour.26There is one who covets greedily all day long, but the righteous gives and keeps on giving.
27The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination; how much more, when he brings it with lewdness?
28The false witness shall perish, but the man that hears shall stand fast in his word.
29The wicked man hardens his face, but as for the upright, he orders his ways.
30There is no wisdom nor intelligence nor counsel against the Lord.31The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but salvation is of the Lord.