Proverbs Chapter 21The Holy Bible, King James Version
21:1The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
21:2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
21:3To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
21:4An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
21:5The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
21:6The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
21:7The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
21:8The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
21:9It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
21:10The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
21:11When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
21:12The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
21:13Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
21:14A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
21:15It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
21:16The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
21:17He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
21:18The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
21:19It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
21:20There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
21:21He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
21:22A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
21:23Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
21:24Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
21:25The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
21:26He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
21:27The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
21:28A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
21:29A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.
21:30There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
21:31The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
Proverbs Chapter List
- Chapter 1 (33)
- Chapter 2 (22)
- Chapter 3 (35)
- Chapter 4 (27)
- Chapter 5 (23)
- Chapter 6 (35)
- Chapter 7 (27)
- Chapter 8 (36)
- Chapter 9 (18)
- Chapter 10 (32)
- Chapter 11 (31)
- Chapter 12 (28)
- Chapter 13 (25)
- Chapter 14 (35)
- Chapter 15 (33)
- Chapter 16 (33)
- Chapter 17 (28)
- Chapter 18 (24)
- Chapter 19 (29)
- Chapter 20 (30)
- Chapter 21 (31)
- Chapter 22 (29)
- Chapter 23 (35)
- Chapter 24 (34)
- Chapter 25 (28)
- Chapter 26 (28)
- Chapter 27 (27)
- Chapter 28 (28)
- Chapter 29 (27)
- Chapter 30 (33)
- Chapter 31 (31)