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Proverbs 21:1-31 KJV
The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord , as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

[2] Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

[3] To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

[4] An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

[5] The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. [

6] The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

[7] The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

[8] The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right

[9] It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

[10] The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes. [

11] When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

[12] The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

[13] Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. [

14] A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

[15] It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. [

16] The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

[17] He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

[18] The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

[19] It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. [

20] There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

[21] He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. [

22] A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

[23] Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

[24] Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

[25] The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. [

26] He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

[27] The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

[28] A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

[29] A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

[30] There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord .

[31] The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord .