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Proverbs 21

Proverbs 21:1  
The king’s heart is in Yahweh’s hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.

Proverbs 21:2  
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 21:3  
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:4  
A high look and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs 21:5  
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.

Proverbs 21:6  
Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.

Proverbs 21:7  
The violence of the wicked will drive them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

Proverbs 21:8  
The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

Proverbs 21:9  
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than to share a house with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 21:10  
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

Proverbs 21:11  
When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Proverbs 21:12  
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.

Proverbs 21:13  
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 21:14  
A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.

Proverbs 21:15  
It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 21:16  
The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of the departed spirits.

Proverbs 21:17  
He who loves pleasure will be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil won’t be rich.

Proverbs 21:18  
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, the treacherous for the upright.

Proverbs 21:19  
It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.

Proverbs 21:20  
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 21:21  
He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 21:22  
A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence.

Proverbs 21:23  
Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 21:24  
The proud and arrogant man—“Scoffer” is his name— he works in the arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 21:25  
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 21:26  
There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don’t withhold.

Proverbs 21:27  
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination— how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!

Proverbs 21:28  
A false witness will perish. A man who listens speaks to eternity.

Proverbs 21:29  
A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.

Proverbs 21:30  
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yahweh.

Proverbs 21:31  
The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but victory is with Yahweh.


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