Proverbs 21 ©
The king’s heart in God’s hand, verse 1. Self-conceit and the pondering of the hearts, 2. Justice and sacrifice, 3, 27. Pride and practice of the wicked, 4, 24. Diligence and hasting to be rich, 5. Unrighteous riches, 6. Wicked, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 27, 29. Corruption and purity of the people, 8. Brawling woman, 9, 19. Discipline, 11. Merciless to the poor, 13. Gifts and rewards, 14. Righteous, upright, merciful, 15, 18, 21, 26, 29. Wisdom, understanding and counsel, 16, 20, 22, 30. Pleasure, 17. Tongue, 23. Slothfulness, 25. Covetousness, 26. False witnesses, 28. Irresistibility of God’s counsel and works, 30. Victory, 31.
THE king's heart is 1in the hand of the LORD, as the 2rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
3Everya way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the 4hearts.
To do 5justiceb and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
An 6high look, and a 7proud heart, and the 8plowing of the wicked, is sin.
Thec thoughts of the diligent tend 9only 10to plenteousness; but of every one 11that is hasty only to want.
Thed12getting of treasures by a 13lying tongue is a 14vanity tossed to and fro of them 15that seek death.
The 16robbery of the wicked 17shall destroy them; because they refuse to do 18judgment.
The way of man is 19froward and 20strange: but as for the pure, 21his work is right.
Ite is better to dwell in a corner of 22the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide 23house.
The soul of the wicked desireth 24evil: 25his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
Whenf the scorner is 26punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is 27instructed, 28he receiveth knowledge.
The righteous man wisely 29considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked 30for their wickedness.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the 31cry of the poor, he also shall 32cry himself, but shall not be heard.
A giftg33in secret 34pacifieth anger: and a reward 35in the bosom strong wrath.
It is joy to the just to do 36judgment: but 37destruction shall be to the 38workers of iniquity.
The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding 39shall remain in the congregation of the 40dead.
He that loveth 41pleasure shall be a 42poor man: he that loveth 43wine and oil shall not be rich.
44Theh wicked shall be a 45ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
Iti is better to dwell in 46the wilderness, than with a 47contentious and an angry woman.
There is 48treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
He that followeth after 49righteousness and 50mercy findeth life, 51righteousness, and honour.
52A wise man 53scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the 54strength of the confidence thereof.
55Whosoj keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
56Proud and haughty scorner is 57his name, 58who dealeth in proud wrath.
The 59desire of the slothful killeth 60him; for his hands refuse to labour.
He coveteth 61greedily all the day long: but thek righteous 62giveth and spareth not.
Thel sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a 63wicked mind?
64Am false witness shall perish: but the man 65that heareth speaketh 66constantly.
A wicked man 67hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, 68he directeth his way.
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel 69against the LORD.
Then70horse is prepared against the day of battle: but 71safety 72is of the LORD.