Proverbs 21:1-10 NLT

1 The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the ; he guides it wherever he pleases.
2 People may be right in their own eyes, but the examines their heart.
3 The is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.
4 Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.
5 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
6 Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.a

References for Proverbs 21:6

    • 21:6 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads mist for those who seek death.
      7 The violence of the wicked sweeps them away, because they refuse to do what is just.
      8 The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road.
      9 It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.
      10 Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.