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Proverbs 21

21:1 The kings heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the riuers of water: hee turneth it whithersoeuer he will. 21:2 Euery way of a man is right in his owne eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts. 21:3 To doe iustice and iudgement, is more acceptable to the Lord, then sacrifice. 21:4 An high looke, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sinne. 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend onely to plenteousnes: but of euery one that is hastie, onely to want. 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue, is a vanitie tossed to and fro of them that seeke death. 21:7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to doe iudgement. 21:8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure; his worke is right. 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top; then with a brawling woman in a wide house. 21:10 The soule of the wicked desireth euill: his neighbour findeth no fauour in his eyes. 21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiueth knowledge. 21:12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God ouerthroweth the wicked for their wickednesse. 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his eares at the cry of the poore, hee also shall cry himselfe, but shall not be heard. 21:14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a reward in the bosome, strong wrath. 21:15 It is ioy to the iust to doe iudgement: but destruction shalbe to the workers of iniquitie. 21:16 The man that wandreth out of the way of vnderstanding, shall remaine in the congregation of the dead. 21:17 He that loueth pleasure, shall be a poore man: hee that loueth wine and oyle, shall not be rich. 21:18 The wicked shalbe a ransome for the righteous; and the transgressour for the vpright. 21:19 It is better to dwell in the wildernesse, then with a contentious and an angry woman. 21:20 There is treasure to be desired, and oyle in the dwelling of the wise: but a foolish man spendeth it vp. 21:21 Hee that followeth after righteousnesse and mercy, findeth life, righteousnesse and honour. 21:22 A wise man scaleth the citie of the mightie, and casteth downe the strength of the confidence thereof. 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soule from troubles. 21:24 Proud and haughtie scorner, is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. 21:25 The desire of the slouthfull killeth him: for his hands refuse to labour. 21:26 Hee coueteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giueth and spareth not. 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked minde 21:28 A false witnesse shall perish: but the man that heareth, speaketh constantly. 21:29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the vpright, he directeth his way. 21:30 There is no wisedome, nor vnderstanding, nor counsell against the Lord. 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battell: but safetie is of the Lord.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain