Nov. 21 Proverbs

"He who makes a fortune by a lying tongue is chasing a bubble over deadly snares." - Proverbs 21:6

Chapter 21

1] Like a stream is the king's heart in the hand of the LORD; wherever it pleases him, he directs it.
2] All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes, but it is the LORD who proves hearts.
3] To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
4] Haughty eyes and a proud heart-- the tillage of the wicked is sin.
5] The plans of the diligent are sure of profit, but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty.
6] He who makes a fortune by a lying tongue is chasing a bubble over deadly snares.
7] The oppression of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is right.
8] The way of the culprit is crooked, but the conduct of the innocent is right.
9] It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than in a roomy house with a quarrelsome woman.
10] The soul of the wicked man desires evil; his neighbor finds no pity in his eyes.
11] When the arrogant man is punished, the simple are the wiser; when the wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.
12] The just man appraises the house of the wicked: there is one who brings down the wicked to ruin.
13] He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will himself also call and not be heard.
14] A secret gift allays anger, and a concealed present, violent wrath.
15] To practice justice is a joy for the just, but terror for evildoers.
16] The man who strays from the way of good sense will abide in the assembly of the shades.
17] He who loves pleasure will suffer want; he who loves wine and perfume will not be rich.
18] The wicked man serves as ransom for the just, and the faithless man for the righteous.
19] It is better to dwell in a wilderness than with a quarrelsome and vexatious wife.
20] Precious treasure remains in the house of the wise, but the fool consumes it.
21] He who pursues justice and kindness will find life and honor.
22] The wise man storms a city of the mighty, and overthrows the stronghold in which it trusts.
23] He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from trouble.
24] Arrogant is the name for the man of overbearing pride who acts with scornful effrontery.
25] The sluggard's propensity slays him, for his hands refuse to work.
26] Some are consumed with avarice all the day, but the just man gives unsparingly.
27] The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, the more so when they offer it with a bad intention.
28] The false witness will perish, but he who listens will finally have his say.
29] The wicked man is brazenfaced, but the upright man pays heed to his ways.
30] There is no wisdom, no understanding, no counsel, against the LORD.
31] The horse is equipped for the day of battle, but victory is the LORD'S.


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