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