Proverbs 21:1-10 (New International Reader's Version)

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1 The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord. He directs it like a stream of water anywhere he pleases. 2 Everything a man does might seem right to him. But the LORD knows what he is thinking. 3 Do what is right and fair. The LORD accepts that more than sacrifices. 4 Proud eyes and a proud heart are the lamp of sinful people. But those things are evil. 5 The plans of people who work hard succeed. You can be sure that those in a hurry will become poor. 6 A fortune made by people who tell lies amounts to nothing and leads to death. 7 The harmful things that evil people do will drag them away. They refuse to do what is right. 8 The path of those who are guilty is crooked. But the conduct of those who are not guilty is honest. 9 It is better to live on a corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife. 10 A sinful person longs to do evil. He doesn't show his neighbor any mercy.
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