Proverbs Chapter 21 World English Bible

Proverbs 21:1

The king's heart is in Yahweh's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But Yahweh weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:4

A high look, and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs 21:5

The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; And everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.

Proverbs 21:6

Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.

Proverbs 21:7

The violence of the wicked will drive them away, Because they refuse to do what is right.

Proverbs 21:8

The way of the guilty is devious, But the conduct of the innocent is upright.

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than to share a house with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

Proverbs 21:11

When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom; When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Proverbs 21:12

The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, And brings the wicked to ruin.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, He will also cry out, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret pacifies anger; And a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.

Proverbs 21:15

It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 21:16

The man who wanders out of the way of understanding Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man: He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; The treacherous for the upright.

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman.

Proverbs 21:20

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 21:21

He who follows after righteousness and kindness Finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 21:22

A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the strength of its confidence.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man, "scoffer" is his name; He works in the arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the sluggard kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 21:26

There are those who covet greedily all the day long; But the righteous give and don't withhold.

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!

Proverbs 21:28

A false witness will perish, And a man who listens speaks to eternity.

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man hardens his face; But as for the upright, he establishes his ways.

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Yahweh.

Proverbs 21:31

The horse is prepared for the day of battle; But victory is with Yahweh.