1611 King James Bible

Proverbs 21

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

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

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