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

Read Proverbs 21:1 Using Other Translations

The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.
The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD ; he guides it wherever he pleases.