Proverbs 21:1-10 NLT

1 The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he turns it wherever he pleases.
2 People may think they are doing what is right, but the LORD examines the heart.
3 The LORD is more pleased when we do what is just and right than when we give 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 lying is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap. a

References for Proverbs 21:6

    • € 21:6 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads <I>mist for those who seek death.</I>
      7 Because the wicked refuse to do what is just, their violence boomerangs and destroys them.
      8 The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road.
      9 It is better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a contentious wife in a lovely home.
      10 Evil people love to harm others; their neighbors get no mercy from them.