Proverbs 21:1-10 (Complete Jewish Bible)

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1 The king's heart in ADONAI's hand is like streams of water -he directs it wherever he pleases. 2 All a person's ways are right in his own view, but ADONAI weighs the heart. 3 To do what is right and just is more pleasing to ADONAI than sacrifice. 4 Haughty looks, a proud heart -what the wicked plow is sin. 5 The plans of the diligent lead only to abundance; but all who rush in arrive only at want. 6 A fortune gained by a lying tongue is vapor dispersed [by] seekers of death. 7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to act justly. 8 A criminal's conduct is crooked, but the work of the pure is right. 9 It is better to live on a corner of the roof than to share the house with a nagging wife. 10 The wicked is set on evil; he doesn't pity even his neighbor.
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