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(Pro 21:1) The king's heart {is} in the hand of the Lord, {as} the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
(Pro 21:2) Every way of a man {is} right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.
(Pro 21:3) To do justice and judgment {is} more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
(Pro 21:4) An high look, and a proud heart, {and} the plowing of the wicked, {is} sin.
(Pro 21:5) The thoughts of the diligent {tend} only to plenteousness; but of every one {that is} hasty only to want.
(Pro 21:6) The getting of treasures by a lying tongue {is} a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
(Pro 21:7) The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
(Pro 21:8) The way of man {is} froward and strange: but {as for} the pure, his work {is} right.
(Pro 21:9) {It is} better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
(Pro 21:10) The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
(Pro 21:11) When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
(Pro 21:12) The righteous {man} wisely considereth the house of the wicked: {but God} overthroweth the wicked for {their} wickedness.
(Pro 21:13) Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
(Pro 21:14) A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
(Pro 21:15) {It is} joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction {shall be} to the workers of iniquity.
(Pro 21:16) The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
(Pro 21:17) He that loveth pleasure {shall be} a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
(Pro 21:18) The wicked {shall be} a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
(Pro 21:19) {It is} better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
(Pro 21:20) {There is} treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
(Pro 21:21) He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
(Pro 21:22) A wise {man} scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
(Pro 21:23) Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
(Pro 21:24) Proud {and} haughty scorner {is} his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
(Pro 21:25) The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
(Pro 21:26) He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
(Pro 21:27) The sacrifice of the wicked {is} abomination: how much more, {when} he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
(Pro 21:28) A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
(Pro 21:29) A wicked man hardeneth his face: but {as for} the upright, he directeth his way.
(Pro 21:30) {There is} no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.
(Pro 21:31) The horse {is} prepared against the day of battle: but safety {is} of the Lord.
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