Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 21:1 Rivulets of waters [is] the heart of a king in the hand of Jehovah, Wherever He pleaseth He inclineth it. Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering hearts. Proverbs 21:3 To do righteousness and judgment, Is chosen of Jehovah rather than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:4 Loftiness of eyes, and breadth of heart, Tillage of the wicked [is] sin. Proverbs 21:5 The purposes of the diligent [are] only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want. Proverbs 21:6 The making of treasures by a lying tongue, [Is] a vanity driven away of those seeking death. Proverbs 21:7 The spoil of the wicked catcheth them, Because they have refused to do judgment. Proverbs 21:8 Froward [is] the way of a man who is vile, And the pureupright [is] his work. Proverbs 21:9 Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions and a house of company. Proverbs 21:10 The soul of the wicked hath desired evil, Not gracious in his eyes is his neighbour. Proverbs 21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge. Proverbs 21:12 The Righteous One is acting wisely Towards the house of the wicked, He is overthrowing the wicked for wickedness. Proverbs 21:13 Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered. Proverbs 21:14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger, And a bribe in the bosom strong fury. Proverbs 21:15 To do justice [is] joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity. Proverbs 21:16 A man who is wandering from the way of understanding, In an assembly of Rephaim resteth. Proverbs 21:17 Whoso [is] loving mirth [is] a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth. Proverbs 21:18 The wicked [is] an atonement for the righteous, And for the upright the treacherous dealer. Proverbs 21:19 Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than [with] a woman of contentions and anger. Proverbs 21:20 A treasure to be desired, and oil, [Is] in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up. Proverbs 21:21 Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour. Proverbs 21:22 A city of the mighty hath the wise gone up, And bringeth down the strength of its confidence. Proverbs 21:23 Whoso is keeping his mouth and his tongue, Is keeping from adversities his soul. Proverbs 21:24 Proud, haughty, scorner [is] his name, Who is working in the wrath of pride. Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work. Proverbs 21:26 All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not. Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination, Much more when in wickedness he bringeth it. Proverbs 21:28 A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh. Proverbs 21:29 A wicked man hath hardened by his face, And the uprighthe prepareth his way. Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom, nor understanding, Nor counsel, over-against Jehovah. Proverbs 21:31 A horse is prepared for a day of battle, And the deliverance [is] of Jehovah!