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Proverbs 21


On Life and Conduct

Proverbs 21:1   The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Proverbs 21:2   Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
Proverbs 21:3   To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice.
Proverbs 21:4   Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.
Proverbs 21:5   The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
Proverbs 21:6   The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
Proverbs 21:7   The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they refuse to act with justice.
Proverbs 21:8   The way of a guilty man is crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
Proverbs 21:9   It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Proverbs 21:10   The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
Proverbs 21:11   When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Proverbs 21:12   The righteous one considers the house of the wicked, Turning the wicked to ruin.
Proverbs 21:13   He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered.
Proverbs 21:14   A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
Proverbs 21:15   The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 21:16   A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead.
Proverbs 21:17   He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
Proverbs 21:18   The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
Proverbs 21:19   It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing 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 pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.
Proverbs 21:22   A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
Proverbs 21:23   He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
Proverbs 21:24   "Proud," "Haughty," "Scoffer," are his names, Who acts with insolent pride.
Proverbs 21:25   The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;
Proverbs 21:26   All day long he is craving, While the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Proverbs 21:27   The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!
Proverbs 21:28   A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.
Proverbs 21:29   A wicked man displays a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.
Proverbs 21:30   There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.
Proverbs 21:31   The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD.
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