Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 21:1 [Like] channels of water, is the heart of a king, in the hand of Yahweh,whithersoever he will, he turneth it. Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man, may be right in his own eyes, but, he that testeth hearts, is Yahweh. Proverbs 21:3 To do righteousness and justice, is more choice to Yahweh than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:4 Loftiness of eyes, and ambition of heartthe lamp of the lawless, are sin. Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent, tend only to abundance, but, of every one that is urgent, only to want. Proverbs 21:6 The gaining of treasures with a tongue of falsehood, is a vapour driven away, [they who seek them] seek death. Proverbs 21:7 The violence of the lawless, shall drag them away,because they have refused to do justice. Proverbs 21:8 Crooked is the way of a guilty man, but, as for the pure, straight is his dealing. Proverbs 21:9 Better to dwell on the corner of the roof, than a quarrelsome wife, and a house in common. Proverbs 21:10 The soul of the lawless man, craveth mischief, his own friend, findeth no favour in his eyes. Proverbs 21:11 When the scoffer is punished, the simple, becometh wise, when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge. Proverbs 21:12 The Righteous One observeth the house of the lawless,He is ready to cast down lawless men into misfortune. Proverbs 21:13 He that shutteth his ear from the cry of the poor, even he, shall call, and not be answered. Proverbs 21:14 A gift in secret, quencheth anger, and, a present in the bosom, mighty wrath. Proverbs 21:15 It is a joy, to a righteous man, to do justice, but, dismay, to the workers of iniquity. Proverbs 21:16 The man who wandereth from the way of discretion, in the gathered host of the shades, shall settle down. Proverbs 21:17 A needy man, shall he be that loveth merriment, the lover of wine and oil, shall not become rich. Proverbs 21:18 A ransom for the righteous, is the lawless, and, instead of upright men, the traitor. Proverbs 21:19 Better to dwell in a desert land, than with a woman, quarrelsome and provoking. Proverbs 21:20 Desirable treasure and oil, are in the home of the wise, but, a man who is a dullard, will destroy it. Proverbs 21:21 He that pursueth righteousness and lovingkindness, shall find life, righteousness and honour. Proverbs 21:22 A city of heroes, doth a wise man scale, and bringeth down the strength of its confidence. Proverbs 21:23 He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth, out of distresses, his soul. Proverbs 21:24 A haughty insolent oneScoffer is his name, is he that acteth in a transport of pride. Proverbs 21:25 The craving of the sluggard, killeth him, for his hands have refused to work. Proverbs 21:26 All the day, he greatly craveth, whereas, the righteous, giveth, and doth not spare. Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the lawless, is an abomination, how much more, when, with wickedness, he bringeth it in! Proverbs 21:28 A false witness, shall perish, but, the man who hearkeneth, with abiding effect, shall speak. Proverbs 21:29 A lawless man emboldeneth his face, but, as for the upright, he, directeth his ways. Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel, to confront Yahweh. Proverbs 21:31 The horse, is prepared for the day of battle, but, to Yahweh, pertaineth the victory.