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Proverbs 21 (asv)

Proverbs 21 (asv)

21:1The king's heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the watercourses:

He turneth it whithersoever he will.

21:2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes;

But Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

21:3To do righteousness and justice

Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.

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;

But as for the pure, his work is right.

21:9It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop,

Than with a contentious woman in a wide house.

21:10The soul of the wicked desireth evil:

His neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes.

21:11When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise;

And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

21:12The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked,

How the wicked are overthrown to their ruin.

21:13Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor,

He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.

21:14A gift in secret pacifieth anger;

And a present in the bosom, strong wrath.

21:15It is joy to the righteous to do justice;

But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

21:16The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding

Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.

21:17He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man:

He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

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

Findeth life, righteousness, and honor.

21:22A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty,

And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

21:23Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue

Keepeth his soul from troubles.

21:24The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name;

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.

21:30There is no wisdom nor understanding

Nor counsel against Jehovah.

21:31The horse is prepared against the day of battle;

But victory is of Jehovah.


Preceding Entry: Proverbs 20
Following Entry: Proverbs 22