Proverbs Chapter 21 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 21:1

The king's heart in the hand of Jehovah is [as] brooks of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

Proverbs 21:3

To exercise justice and judgment is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:4

Lofty eyes, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs 21:5

The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want.

Proverbs 21:6

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.

Proverbs 21:7

The devastation of the wicked sweepeth them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

Proverbs 21:8

Very crooked is the way of a guilty man; but as for the pure, his work is upright.

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

Proverbs 21:11

When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Proverbs 21:12

One that is righteous wisely considereth the house of the wicked: he overthroweth the wicked to [their] ruin.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard.

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a present in the bosom, vehement fury.

Proverbs 21:15

It is joy to a righteous [man] to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 21:16

The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom shall abide in the congregation of the dead.

Proverbs 21:17

He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous [man] in the stead of the upright.

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman.

Proverbs 21:20

There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise [man]; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.

Proverbs 21:21

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Proverbs 21:22

A wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 21:24

Proud, arrogant, scorner is his name who dealeth in proud wrath.

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:

Proverbs 21:26

He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose!

Proverbs 21:28

A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he establisheth his way.

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against Jehovah.

Proverbs 21:31

The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but safety is of Jehovah.