Proverbs 21 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 21


Proverbs 21:1

The king’s heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever he will.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:4

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

Proverbs 21:5

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

Proverbs 21:6

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death.

Proverbs 21:7

The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, Because they refuse to do justice.

Proverbs 21:8

The way of him that is laden with guilt is exceeding crooked; But as for the pure, his work is right.

Proverbs 21:9

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

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desireth evil: His neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes.

Proverbs 21:11

When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Proverbs 21:12

The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked, [How] the wicked are overthrown to [their] ruin.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret pacifieth anger; And a present in the bosom, 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 that wandereth out of the way of understanding Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.

Proverbs 21:17

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

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; And the treacherous [cometh] in the stead of 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 swalloweth it up.

Proverbs 21:21

He that followeth after righteousness and kindness Findeth life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 21:22

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name; He worketh in the arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 21:26

There is that coveteth greedily all the day long; But the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.

Proverbs 21:27

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

Proverbs 21:28

A false witness shall perish; But the man that heareth shall speak so as to endure.

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man hardeneth his face; But as for the upright, he establisheth his ways.

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Jehovah.

Proverbs 21:31

The horse is prepared against the day of battle; But victory is of Jehovah.

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