Proverbs 21:1-10 ESV

1 The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he 1turns it wherever he will.

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2 2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD 3weighs the heart.

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3 4To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

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4 5Haughty eyes and a proud heart, 6the lampa of the wicked, are sin.

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    • ± 21:4 - Or the plowing
      5 The plans of 7the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is 8hasty comes 9only to poverty.

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      6 10The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a 11fleeting 12vapor and a 13snare of death.b

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        • ² 21:6 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Latin; most Hebrew manuscripts vapor for those who seek death
          7 The violence of the wicked will 14sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just.

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          8 The way of the guilty 15is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is upright.

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          9 It is 16better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

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          10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.