King James Version of the Bible

Book of Proverbs

Chapter 21

21:1  The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
21:2  Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
21:3  To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
21:4  An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
21:5  The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
21:6  The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
21:7  The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
21:8  The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
21:9  It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
21:10  The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
21:11  When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
21:12  The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
21:13  Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
21:14  A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
21:15  It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
21:16  The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
21:17  He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
21:18  The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
21:19  It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
21:20  There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
21:21  He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
21:22  A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
21:23  Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
21:24  Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
21:25  The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
21:26  He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
21:27  The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
21:28  A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
21:29  A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.
21:30  There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
21:31  The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.