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Proverbs 21

NIV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. NIV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. NIV 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. NIV 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. NIV 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. NIV 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. NIV 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. NIV 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. NIV 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. NIV 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.