Proverbs 21 (asv)
He turneth it whithersoever he will.
But Jehovah weigheth the hearts.
21:4A high look, and a proud heart,
Even the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
21:5The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness;
But every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.
21:6The getting of treasures by a lying tongue
Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death.
21:7The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away,
Because they refuse to do justice.
21:8The way of him that is laden with guilt is exceeding crooked;
21:9It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop,
21:11When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise;
And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
How the wicked are overthrown to their ruin.
He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.
21:14A gift in secret pacifieth anger;
But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
21:18The wicked is a ransom for the righteous;
And the treacherous cometh in the stead of the upright.
21:19It is better to dwell in a desert land,
Than with a contentious and fretful woman.
21:20There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise;
But a foolish man swalloweth it up.
21:21He that followeth after righteousness and kindness
And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
21:23Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue
Keepeth his soul from troubles.
He worketh in the arrogance of pride.
21:25The desire of the sluggard killeth him;
For his hands refuse to labor.
21:26There is that coveteth greedily all the day long;
But the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.
21:27The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination:
How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!
21:28A false witness shall perish;
But the man that heareth shall speak so as to endure.
21:29A wicked man hardeneth his face;
But as for the upright, he establisheth his ways.
Nor counsel against Jehovah.
21:31The horse is prepared against the day of battle;
But victory is of Jehovah.