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Proverbs 21 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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