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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 waters: he turneth it whithersoeuer it pleaseth him. 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 A hautie looke, and a proude heart, which is the light of the wicked, is sinne. Proverbs 21:5 The thoughtes of the diligent doe surely bring abundance: but whosoeuer is hastie, commeth surely to pouertie. Proverbs 21:6 The gathering of treasures by a deceitfull tongue is vanitie tossed to and fro of them that seeke death. Proverbs 21:7 The robberie of the wicked shall destroy them: for they haue refused to execute iudgement. Proverbs 21:8 The way of some is peruerted and strange: but of the pure man, his worke is right. Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top, then with a contentious woman in a wide house. Proverbs 21:10 The soule of the wicked wisheth euill: and his neighbour hath no fauour in his eyes. Proverbs 21:11 When the scorner is punished, the foolish is wise: and when one instructeth the wise, he wil receiue knowledge. Proverbs 21:12 The righteous teacheth the house of the wicked: but God ouerthroweth the wicked for their euill. Proverbs 21:13 He that stoppeth his eare at the crying of the poore, he shall also cry and not be heard. Proverbs 21:14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger, and a gift in the bosome great wrath. Proverbs 21:15 It is ioye to the iust to doe iudgement: but destruction shalbe to the workers of iniquitie. Proverbs 21:16 A man that wandreth out of the way of wisdome, shall remaine in the congregation of the dead. Proverbs 21:17 Hee that loueth pastime, shalbe a poore man: and he that loueth wine and oyle, shall not be riche. Proverbs 21:18 The wicked shalbe a ransome for the iust, and the transgressour for the righteous. Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in the wildernesse, then with a contentious and angry woman. Proverbs 21:20 In the house of the wise is a pleasant treasure and oyle: but a foolish man deuoureth it. Proverbs 21:21 He that followeth after righteousnes and mercy, shal finde life, righteousnes, and glory. Proverbs 21:22 A wise man goeth vp into the citie of the mightie, and casteth downe the strength of the confidence thereof. Proverbs 21:23 He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soule from afflictions. Proverbs 21:24 Proude, hautie and scornefull is his name that worketh in his arrogancie wrath. Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slouthfull slayeth him: for his hands refuse to worke. Proverbs 21:26 He coueteth euermore greedily, but the righteous giueth and spareth not. Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more when he bringeth it with a wicked minde? Proverbs 21:28 A false witnes shall perish: but hee that heareth, speaketh continually. Proverbs 21:29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but the iust, he will direct his way. Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisedome, neither vnderstanding, nor counsell against the Lord. Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battell: but saluation is of the Lord.

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