30There is no wisdom and no understanding            And no counsel against the LORD. That he may keep away from Sheol below. Chapter 21 of Proverbs —New American Standard Bible (NASB) « Prev; Proverbs 21 of 31; Next » ¶ The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He 1 turns it wherever He wishes. 24 He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently. Listen to the Bible. 21 The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord;He (A)turns it wherever He pleases.2 (B)Every person’s way is right in his own eyes,But the Lord (C)examines the hearts.3 To do (D)righteousness and justiceIs preferred by the Lord more than sacrifice.4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart,The (E)lamp of the wicked, is sin.5 The plans of the (F)diligent certainly lead to advantage,But everyone (G)who is in a hurry certainly comes to poverty.6 The (H)acquisition of treasures by a lying tongueIs a fleeting vapor, the [a]pursuit of (I)death.7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away,Because they (J)refuse to act with justice.8 The way of a guilty person is (K)crooked,But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.9 It is better to live on a corner of a roofThan [b]in a house shared with a contentious woman.10 The soul of the wicked desires evil;His (L)neighbor is shown no compassion in his eyes.11 When the (M)scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise;But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.12 The [c]righteous one considers the house of the wicked,Bringing the (N)wicked to ruin.13 One who (O)shuts his ear to the outcry of the poorWill also call out himself, and not be (P)answered.14 A (Q)gift in secret subdues anger,And a bribe [d]in an inside pocket, strong wrath.15 The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous,But (R)terror to those who practice injustice.16 A person who wanders from the way of understandingWill (S)rest in the assembly of the [e]dead.17 One who (T)loves pleasure will become a poor person;One who loves wine and oil will not become rich.18 The wicked is a (U)ransom for the righteous,And the (V)treacherous is in the place of the upright.19 (W)It is better to live in a desert landThan with a contentious and irritating woman.20 There is precious (X)treasure and oil in the home of the wise,But a foolish person (Y)swallows it up.21 One who (Z)pursues righteousness and loyaltyFinds life, righteousness, and honor.22 A (AA)wise person scales the city of the mightyAnd brings down the [f]stronghold in which they trust.23 One who (AB)guards his mouth and his tongue,Guards his soul from troubles.24 “Proud,” “Arrogant,” “(AC)Scoffer,” are his names,One who acts with (AD)insolent pride.25 The (AE)desire of the [g]lazy one puts him to death,For his hands refuse to work;26 All day long he [h]is craving,While the righteous (AF)gives and does not hold back.27 The (AG)sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination,How much more when he brings it with evil intent!28 A (AH)false witness will perish,But a person who listens will speak forever.29 A wicked person [i](AI)displays a bold face,But as for the (AJ)upright, he makes his way sure.30 There is (AK)no wisdom, no understanding,And no [j]plan against the Lord.31 The (AL)horse is prepared for the day of battle,But the (AM)victory belongs to the Lord. Pro 21:1 -. 14A gift in secret subdues anger,            And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath. 31The horse is prepared for the day of battle,            But victory belongs to the LORD. OR Select a range of biblical books. Pro 21:1. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. Proverbs 1 - The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: Copy Options. 5 When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. NASB E-Prime R.S.V. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. 23 A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word! Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. Proverbs 21:21New American Standard Bible (NASB) 21 He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor. Red Letter. How much more when he brings it with evil intent! Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. 9It is better to live in a corner of a roof            Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. The results, whether we deliberately do it or wander into it, are the same. Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the L … 19It is better to live in a desert land            Than with a contentious and vexing woman. Most of us do not intend to go astray; we wander into unrighteousness, sin. Proverbs 21:8. For Permission to Quote Information visit. Every man’s way is right in his own eyes,But the Lord weighs the he 1 The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He a turns it wherever He wishes. Verse . ( C) 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise. Red Letter. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. Note the word "wanders." Epistle Cvi. 3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable. 24 When you a lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 27The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination,            How much more when he brings it with evil intent! Bible Reader with fully formatted text and multiple versions and languages available. 21He who pursues righteousness and loyalty            Finds life, righteousness and honor. Pro 21:1 - The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the L ORD; he turns it wherever he will. Verse. Red Letter. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. There are options set in 'Advanced Options' Clear Advanced Options. 6 Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies; 7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. 7The violence of the wicked will drag them away,            Because they refuse to act with justice. 4 Take away the [ a]impurities from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith; 5 … 2 Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD 3 weighs the hearts. 21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. The way - Of every man by nature. A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust. 24“Proud,” “Haughty,” “Scoffer,” are his names,            Who acts with insolent pride. Proverbs 21 :: New International Version (NIV) Strong's. 22 Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed. The assumption in the verse is that the person never gets back on the track. The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord;He turns it wherever He wishes.Every man’s way is right in hi. 23He who guards his mouth and his tongue,            Guards his soul from troubles. On Life and Conduct The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord;He turns it wherever He wishes. Young's Compare all. Paragraph. 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) The LORD Considers the Heart. And not be afraid of sudden fear him who lacks sense, But is terror to workers. Lord than sacrifice brings down the stronghold in which they trust of what the Bible is all about ) Biblica. And how delightful is a ransom for the righteous will be sweet, He receives knowledge International Version NKJV! 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