The Darby Bible
Proverbs, Chapter 21

   1: The king's heart in the hand of Jehovah is [as] brooks of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
   2: Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.
   3: To exercise justice and judgment is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
   4: Lofty eyes, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
   5: The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want.
   6: The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.
   7: The devastation of the wicked sweepeth them away, because they refuse to do what is right.
   8: Very crooked is the way of a guilty man; but as for the pure, his work is upright.
   9: It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common.
   10: The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
   11: When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
   12: One that is righteous wisely considereth the house of the wicked: he overthroweth the wicked to [their] ruin.
   13: Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard.
   14: A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a present in the bosom, vehement fury.
   15: It is joy to a righteous [man] to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of iniquity.
   16: The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom shall abide in the congregation of the dead.
   17: He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
   18: The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous [man] in the stead of the upright.
   19: It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman.
   20: There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise [man]; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.
   21: He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
   22: A wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
   23: Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
   24: Proud, arrogant, scorner is his name who dealeth in proud wrath.
   25: The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:
   26: He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
   27: The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose!
   28: A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.
   29: A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he establisheth his way.
   30: There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against Jehovah.
   31: The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but safety is of Jehovah.

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