Provérbios 21

1 The king's heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it wherever he will.

2 Euery way of a man is right in his owne eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

3 To doe iustice and iudgement is more acceptable to the Lord then 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 gathering of treasures by a deceitfull tongue is vanitie tossed to and fro of them that seeke death.

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

8 The way of some is peruerted and strange: but of the pure man, his worke is right.

9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top, then with a contentious woman in a wide house.

10 The soule of the wicked wisheth euill: and his neighbour hath no fauour 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 He that stoppeth his eare at the crying of the poore, he shall also cry and not be heard.

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

15 It is ioye to the iust to doe iudgement: but destruction shalbe to the workers of iniquitie.

16 A man that wandreth out of the way of wisdome, shall remaine in the congregation of the dead.

17 Hee that loueth pastime, shalbe a poore man: and he that loueth wine and oyle, shall not be riche.

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

19 It is better to dwell in the wildernesse, then with a contentious and angry woman.

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

21 He that followeth after righteousnes and mercy, shal finde life, righteousnes, and glory.

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

23 He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soule from afflictions.

24 Proude, hautie and scornefull is his name that worketh in his arrogancie wrath.

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

26 He coueteth euermore greedily, but the righteous giueth and spareth not.

27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more when he bringeth it with a wicked minde?

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

29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but the iust, he will direct his way.

30 There is no wisedome, neither vnderstanding, nor counsell against the Lord.

31 The horse is prepared against the day of battell: but saluation is of the Lord.