Proverbs 21:1-10 NIV

1 In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.

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2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart.

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3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

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4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.

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5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.

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6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.a

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    • … 21:6 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts "vapor for those who seek death"
      7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.

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      8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

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      9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

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      10 The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.