Chapter
Proverbs 21



Book of Proverbs - Chapter 21

Proverbs 21:1

The king's heart is in the LORD's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:4

A high look, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs 21:5

The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.

Proverbs 21:6

Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.

Proverbs 21:7

The violence of the wicked will drive them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

Proverbs 21:8

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

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

Proverbs 21:11

When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Proverbs 21:12

The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.

Proverbs 21:15

It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 21:16

The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of the dead.

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous for the upright.

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.

Proverbs 21:20

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 21:21

He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 21:22

A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man, "scoffer" is his name; he works in the arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 21:26

There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don't withhold.

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!

Proverbs 21:28

A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Proverbs 21:31

The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but victory is with the LORD.