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Proverbs 21 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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On Life and Conduct

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:1 - The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD;
He turns it wherever He pleases
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:2 - Every person’s way is right in his own eyes,
But the LORD examines the hearts
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:3 - To do righteousness and justice
Is preferred by the LORD more than sacrifice
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:4 - Haughty eyes and a proud heart,
The lamp of the wicked, is sin
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:5 - The plans of the diligent certainly lead to advantage,
But everyone who is in a hurry certainly comes to poverty
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:6 - The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue
Is a fleeting vapor, the [fn]pursuit of death
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:7 - The violence of the wicked will sweep them away,
Because they refuse to act with justice
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:8 - The way of a guilty person is crooked,
But as for the pure, his conduct is upright
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:9 - It is better to live on a corner of a roof
Than [fn]in a house shared with a contentious woman
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:10 - The soul of the wicked desires evil;
His neighbor is shown no compassion in his eyes
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:11 - When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise;
But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:12 - The [fn]righteous one considers the house of the wicked,
Bringing the wicked to ruin
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:13 - One who shuts his ear to the outcry of the poor
Will also call out himself, and not be answered
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret subdues anger,
And a bribe [fn]in an inside pocket, strong wrath
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:15 - The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous,
But terror to those who practice injustice
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 - A person who wanders from the way of understanding
Will rest in the assembly of the [fn]dead
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:17 - One who loves pleasure will become a poor person;
One who loves wine and oil will not become rich
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:18 - The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,
And the treacherous is in the place of the upright
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:19 - It is better to live in a desert land
Than with a contentious and irritating woman
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:20 - There is precious treasure and oil in the home of the wise,
But a foolish person swallows it up
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:21 - One who pursues righteousness and loyalty
Finds life, righteousness, and honor
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:22 - A wise person scales the city of the mighty
And brings down the [fn]stronghold in which they trust
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:23 - One who guards his mouth and his tongue,
Guards his soul from troubles
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:24 - “Proud,” “Arrogant,” “Scoffer,” are his names,
One who acts with insolent pride
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:25 - The desire of the [fn]lazy one puts him to death,
For his hands refuse to work
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:26 - All day long he [fn]is craving,
While the righteous gives and does not hold back
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:27 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination,
How much more when he brings it with evil intent
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:28 - A false witness will perish,
But a person who listens will speak forever
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:29 - A wicked person [fn]displays a bold face,
But as for the upright, he makes his way sure
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:30 - There is no wisdom, no understanding,
And no [fn]plan against the LORD
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:31 - The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
But the victory belongs to the LORD
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit seekers
Lit with a woman of contentions and a house of association
Or Righteous One
Lit a fold in a robe; i.e., secretly
Lit departed spirits
Lit strength of trust
Lit idle
Lit desires desire
Lit makes firm with his face
Or advice
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