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Proverbs 21 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:1 - The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:2 - Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.
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 lamp of the wicked, are sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:5 - The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but every one who is hasty comes only to want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:6 - The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:7 - The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:8 - The way of the guilty is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:9 - It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:10 - The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:11 - When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:12 - The righteous observes the house of the wicked; the wicked are cast down to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:13 - He who closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself cry out and not be heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret averts anger; and a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:15 - When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous, but dismay to evildoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 - A man who wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:17 - He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:18 - The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless for the upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:19 - It is better to live in a desert land than with a contentious and fretful woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:20 - Precious treasure remains in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:21 - He who pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:22 - A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:23 - He who keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:24 - "Scoffer" is the name of the proud, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:25 - The desire of the sluggard kills him for his hands refuse to labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:26 - All day long the wicked covets, but 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 the word of a man who hears will endure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:29 - A wicked man puts on a bold face, but an upright man considers his ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:30 - No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel, can avail against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:31 - The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

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