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Proverbs, Chapter 21
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   1: Rivulets of waters [is] the heart of a king in the hand of Jehovah, Wherever He pleaseth He inclineth it.
   2: Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering hearts.
   3: To do righteousness and judgment, Is chosen of Jehovah rather than sacrifice.
   4: Loftiness of eyes, and breadth of heart, Tillage of the wicked [is] sin.
   5: The purposes of the diligent [are] only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
   6: The making of treasures by a lying tongue, [Is] a vanity driven away of those seeking death.
   7: The spoil of the wicked catcheth them, Because they have refused to do judgment.
   8: Froward [is] the way of a man who is vile, And the pure -- upright [is] his work.
   9: Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions and a house of company.
   10: The soul of the wicked hath desired evil, Not gracious in his eyes is his neighbour.
   11: When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge.
   12: The Righteous One is acting wisely Towards the house of the wicked, He is overthrowing the wicked for wickedness.
   13: Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered.
   14: A gift in secret pacifieth anger, And a bribe in the bosom strong fury.
   15: To do justice [is] joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity.
   16: A man who is wandering from the way of understanding, In an assembly of Rephaim resteth.
   17: Whoso [is] loving mirth [is] a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth.
   18: The wicked [is] an atonement for the righteous, And for the upright the treacherous dealer.
   19: Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than [with] a woman of contentions and anger.
   20: A treasure to be desired, and oil, [Is] in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up.
   21: Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
   22: A city of the mighty hath the wise gone up, And bringeth down the strength of its confidence.
   23: Whoso is keeping his mouth and his tongue, Is keeping from adversities his soul.
   24: Proud, haughty, scorner [is] his name, Who is working in the wrath of pride.
   25: The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work.
   26: All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.
   27: The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination, Much more when in wickedness he bringeth it.
   28: A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh.
   29: A wicked man hath hardened by his face, And the upright -- he prepareth his way.
   30: There is no wisdom, nor understanding, Nor counsel, over-against Jehovah.
   31: A horse is prepared for a day of battle, And the deliverance [is] of Jehovah!

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