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Proverbs 21

21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. (21:1) "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will."
21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
21:7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
21:8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. (21:9) "It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house."
21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge. (21:11) "When the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge."
21:12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness. (21:12) "The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked."
Has there ever been a righteous person?

(21:13) "Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard."

21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
21:14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
21:15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. (21:15) "It is joy to the just to do judgment."
Has the ever been a just person?
21:16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. (21:16) "The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead."
21:17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
21:18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. (21:18) "The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright."
Has there ever been a righteous person?
Who (or what) is a ransom for the righteous?
21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. (21:19) "It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman."
21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
21:22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. (21:23-25)
21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. (21:23) "Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles."

(21:24) "Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath."

(21:25) "The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour."

(21:26) "The righteous giveth and spareth not."
Has there ever been a righteous person?

21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
21:25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
21:26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
21:29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.
21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

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