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Proverbs 21 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:1 - The king's heart in the hand of Jehovah is as brooks of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:2 - Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:3 - To exercise justice and judgment is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:4 - Lofty eyes, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:5 - The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:6 - The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:7 - The devastation of the wicked sweepeth them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:8 - Very crooked is the way of a guilty man; but as for the pure, his work is upright.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:9 - It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:10 - The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:11 - When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:12 - One that is righteous wisely considereth the house of the wicked: he overthroweth the wicked to their ruin.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:13 - Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a present in the bosom, vehement fury.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:15 - It is joy to a righteous man to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 - The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom shall abide in the congregation of the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:17 - He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:18 - The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous man in the stead of the upright.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:19 - It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:20 - There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise man; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:21 - He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:22 - A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:23 - Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:24 - Proud, arrogant, scorner is his name who dealeth in proud wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:25 - The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:26 - He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:27 - The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:28 - A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:29 - A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he establisheth his way.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:30 - There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:31 - The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but safety is of Jehovah.
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In 1867, John Nelson Darby translated the New Testament from Greek into English. Further revisions were done in 1872 and 1884. Darby’s work was first published as The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. After Darby’s death in 1882, some of his students worked together to produce the complete Darby Bible based on the Masoretic Hebrew text, Darby’s German (Elberfelder), and the French (Pau) translations. In 1890, the first complete Darby Bible was published in English. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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