Proverbs 21:1-10 NKJV

1 The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
3 To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
4 A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing a of the wicked are sin.

References for Proverbs 21:4

      5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
      6 Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death. b

      References for Proverbs 21:6

        • Œ 21:6 - Septuagint reads Pursue vanity on the snares of death; Vulgate reads Is vain and foolish, and shall stumble on the snares of death; Targum reads They shall be destroyed, and they shall fall who seek death.
          7 The violence of the wicked will destroy them, c Because they refuse to do justice.

          References for Proverbs 21:7

            •  21:7 - Literally drag them away
              8 The way of a guilty man is perverse; d But as for the pure, his work is right.

              References for Proverbs 21:8

                • Ž 21:8 - Or The way of a man is perverse and strange
                  9 Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
                  10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.