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Proverbs 21 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:1 - Rivulets of waters is the heart of a king in the hand of Jehovah, Wherever He pleaseth He inclineth it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:2 - Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:3 - To do righteousness and judgment, Is chosen of Jehovah rather than sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:4 - Loftiness of eyes, and breadth of heart, Tillage of the wicked is sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:5 - The purposes of the diligent are only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:6 - The making of treasures by a lying tongue, Is a vanity driven away of those seeking death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:7 - The spoil of the wicked catcheth them, Because they have refused to do judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:8 - Froward is the way of a man who is vile, And the pure -- upright is his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:9 - Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than with a woman of contentions and a house of company.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:10 - The soul of the wicked hath desired evil, Not gracious in his eyes is his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:11 - When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:12 - The Righteous One is acting wisely Towards the house of the wicked, He is overthrowing the wicked for wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:13 - Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret pacifieth anger, And a bribe in the bosom strong fury.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:15 - To do justice is joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 - A man who is wandering from the way of understanding, In an assembly of Rephaim resteth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:17 - Whoso is loving mirth is a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:18 - The wicked is an atonement for the righteous, And for the upright the treacherous dealer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:19 - Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than with a woman of contentions and anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:20 - A treasure to be desired, and oil, Is in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:21 - Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:22 - A city of the mighty hath the wise gone up, And bringeth down the strength of its confidence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:23 - Whoso is keeping his mouth and his tongue, Is keeping from adversities his soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:24 - Proud, haughty, scorner is his name, Who is working in the wrath of pride.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:25 - The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:26 - All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:27 - The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination, Much more when in wickedness he bringeth it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:28 - A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:29 - A wicked man hath hardened by his face, And the upright -- he prepareth his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:30 - There is no wisdom, nor understanding, Nor counsel, over-against Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:31 - A horse is prepared for a day of battle, And the deliverance is of Jehovah!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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