||English: New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 21 [Commentary] |
||The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD;
He turns it wherever He wishes.
||Every man's way is right in his own eyes,
But the LORD weighs the hearts.
||To do righteousness and justice
Is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice.
||Haughty eyes and a proud heart,
The lamp of the wicked, is sin.
||The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage,
But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
||The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue
Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
||The violence of the wicked will drag them away,
Because they refuse to act with justice.
||The way of a guilty man is crooked,
But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
||It is better to live in a corner of a roof
Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
||The soul of the wicked desires evil;
His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
||When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise;
But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
||The righteous one considers the house of the wicked,
Turning the wicked to ruin.
||He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor
Will also cry himself and not be answered.
||A gift in secret subdues anger,
And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
||The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous,
But is terror to the workers of iniquity.
||A man who wanders from the way of understanding
Will rest in the assembly of the dead.
||He who loves pleasure will become a poor man;
He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
||The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,
And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
||It is better to live in a desert land
Than with a contentious and vexing woman.
||There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise,
But a foolish man swallows it up.
||He who pursues righteousness and loyalty
Finds life, righteousness and honor.
||A wise man scales the city of the mighty
And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
||He who guards his mouth and his tongue,
Guards his soul from troubles.
||"Proud," "Haughty," "Scoffer," are his names,
Who acts with insolent pride.
||The desire of the sluggard puts him to death,
For his hands refuse to work;
||All day long he is craving,
While the righteous gives and does not hold back.
||The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination,
How much more when he brings it with evil intent!
||A false witness will perish,
But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.
||A wicked man displays a bold face,
But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.
||There is no wisdom and no understanding
And no counsel against the LORD.
||The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
But victory belongs to the LORD.
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