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Proverbs 21 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:1 - The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD like channels of water; he turns it wherever he wants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:2 - All of a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:3 - To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:4 - Haughty eyes and a proud heart - the agricultural product of the wicked is sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:5 - The plans of the diligent lead only to plenty, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:6 - Making a fortune by a lying tongue is like a vapor driven back and forth; they seek death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:7 - The violence done by the wicked will drag them away because they refuse to do what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:8 - The way of the guilty person is devious, but as for the pure, his way is upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:9 - It is better to live on a corner of the housetop than in a house in company with a quarrelsome wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:10 - The appetite of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor is shown no favor in his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:11 - When a scorner is punished, the naive becomes wise; when a wise person is instructed, he gains knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:12 - The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; he overthrows the wicked to their ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:13 - The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and will not be answered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift given in secret subdues anger, and a bribe given secretly subdues strong wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:15 - Doing justice brings joy to the righteous and terror to those who do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 - The one who wanders from the way of wisdom will end up in the company of the departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:17 - The one who loves pleasure will be a poor person; whoever loves wine and anointing oil will not be rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:18 - The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless are taken in the place of the upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:19 - It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and easily-provoked woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:20 - There is desirable treasure and olive oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish person devours all he has.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:21 - The one who pursues righteousness and love finds life, bounty, and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:22 - The wise person can scale the city of the mighty and bring down the stronghold in which they trust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:23 - The one who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his life from troubles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:24 - A proud and arrogant person, whose name is "Scoffer," acts with overbearing pride.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:25 - What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:26 - All day long he craves greedily, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:27 - The wicked person's sacrifice is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:28 - A lying witness will perish, but the one who reports accurately speaks forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:29 - A wicked person shows boldness with his face, but as for the upright, he discerns his ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:30 - There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:31 - A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory is from the LORD.

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