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    Proverbs 21

    1 The king`s heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever he will.ASV — Proverbs 21:1

    2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the hearts.ASV — Proverbs 21:2

    3 To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.ASV — Proverbs 21:3

    4 A high look, and a proud heart, [Even] the lamp of the wicked, is sin.ASV — Proverbs 21:4

    5 The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; But every one that is hasty [hasteth] only to want.ASV — Proverbs 21:5

    6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death.ASV — Proverbs 21:6

    7 The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, Because they refuse to do justice.ASV — Proverbs 21:7

    8 The way of him that is laden with guilt is exceeding crooked; But as for the pure, his work is right.ASV — Proverbs 21:8

    9 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house.ASV — Proverbs 21:9

    10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: His neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes.ASV — Proverbs 21:10

    11 When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.ASV — Proverbs 21:11

    12 The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked, [How] the wicked are overthrown to [their] ruin.ASV — Proverbs 21:12

    13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.ASV — Proverbs 21:13

    14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger; And a present in the bosom, strong wrath.ASV — Proverbs 21:14

    15 It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.ASV — Proverbs 21:15

    16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.ASV — Proverbs 21:16

    17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.ASV — Proverbs 21:17

    18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; And the treacherous [cometh] in the stead of the upright.ASV — Proverbs 21:18

    19 It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman.ASV — Proverbs 21:19

    20 There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swalloweth it up.ASV — Proverbs 21:20

    21 He that followeth after righteousness and kindness Findeth life, righteousness, and honor.ASV — Proverbs 21:21

    22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.ASV — Proverbs 21:22

    23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles.ASV — Proverbs 21:23

    24 The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name; He worketh in the arrogance of pride.ASV — Proverbs 21:24

    25 The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.ASV — Proverbs 21:25

    26 There is that coveteth greedily all the day long; But the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.ASV — Proverbs 21:26

    27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!ASV — Proverbs 21:27

    28 A false witness shall perish; But the man that heareth shall speak so as to endure.ASV — Proverbs 21:28

    29 A wicked man hardeneth his face; But as for the upright, he establisheth his ways.ASV — Proverbs 21:29

    30 There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Jehovah.ASV — Proverbs 21:30

    31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle; But victory is of Jehovah.ASV — Proverbs 21:31

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