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Proverbs, Chapter 21
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   1: The king's heart is in Yahweh's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.
   2: Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But Yahweh weighs the hearts.
   3: To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
   4: A high look, and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.
   5: The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; And everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
   6: Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
   7: The violence of the wicked will drive them away, Because they refuse to do what is right.
   8: The way of the guilty is devious, But the conduct of the innocent is upright.
   9: It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than to share a house with a contentious woman.
   10: The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
   11: When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom; When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
   12: The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, And brings the wicked to ruin.
   13: Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, He will also cry out, but shall not be heard.
   14: A gift in secret pacifies anger; And a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.
   15: It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
   16: The man who wanders out of the way of understanding Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
   17: He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man: He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
   18: The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; The treacherous for the upright.
   19: It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman.
   20: There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swallows it up.
   21: He who follows after righteousness and kindness Finds life, righteousness, and honor.
   22: A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the strength of its confidence.
   23: Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.
   24: The proud and haughty man, "scoffer" is his name; He works in the arrogance of pride.
   25: The desire of the sluggard kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.
   26: There are those who covet greedily all the day long; But the righteous gives and doesn't withhold.
   27: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!
   28: A false witness will perish, And a man who listens speaks to eternity.
   29: A wicked man hardens his face; But as for the upright, he establishes his ways.
   30: There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Yahweh.
   31: The horse is prepared for the day of battle; But victory is with Yahweh.

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