Proverbs 21

nkjv@Proverbs:21:1 @ The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:2 @ Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:3 @ To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:4 @ A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:5 @ The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:6 @ Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:7 @ The violence of the wicked will destroy them, Because they refuse to do justice.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:8 @ The way of a guilty man is perverse; But as for the pure, his work is right.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:9 @ Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:10 @ The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:11 @ When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:12 @ The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:13 @ Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be heard.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:14 @ A gift in secret pacifies anger, And a bribe behind the back, strong wrath.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:15 @ It is a joy for the just to do justice, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:16 @ A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:17 @ He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:18 @ The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, And the unfaithful for the upright.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:19 @ Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:20 @ There is desirable treasure, And oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man squanders it.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:21 @ He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness and honor.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:22 @ A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the trusted stronghold.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:23 @ Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:24 @ A proud and haughty man--"Scoffer" is his name; He acts with arrogant pride.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:25 @ The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:26 @ He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:27 @ The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more when he brings it with wicked intent!

nkjv@Proverbs:21:28 @ A false witness shall perish, But the man who hears him will speak endlessly.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:29 @ A wicked man hardens his face, But as for the upright, he establishes his way.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:30 @ There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD.

nkjv@Proverbs:21:31 @ The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the LORD.

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