Proverbs 21:1-10 CEB

1 The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; he directs it wherever he wants.
2 Everyone's path is straight in their own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.
3 Acting with righteousness and justice is more valued by the LORD than sacrifice.
4 Prideful eyes, an arrogant heart, and the lamp of the wicked are all sinful.
5 The plans of the diligent end up in profit, but those who hurry end up with loss.
6 Those who gain treasure with lies are like a drifting fog, leading to death.
7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, for they refuse to act with justice.
8 The ways of some people are twisted and strange, but the behavior of those who do right is pure.
9 Better to live on the edge of a roof than with a contentious woman in a large house.
10 Wicked people desire evil; their neighbors receive no mercy from them.