Proverbs 21:1-8 NIV

1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.1

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2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.2

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

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4 Haughty eyes4 and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!

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5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit5 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.a6

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    • a 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,7 for they refuse to do what is right.

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

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