Proverbs 21:1–6

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;

he turns it wherever he will.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,

but the Lord weighs the heart.

To do righteousness and justice

is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Haughty eyes and a proud heart,

the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,

but every one who is hasty comes only to want.

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue

is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

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