21 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as athe rivers of water:
He bturneth it whithersoever he will.
2 cEvery way of a man is right in his own eyes:
3 eTo do justice and judgment
Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
5 The thoughts of ithe diligent tend only to plenteousness;
6 mThe getting of treasures by a lying tongue
Because they refuse to do judgment.
But as for the pure, his work is right.
10 yThe soul of the wicked desireth evil:
His neighbour †findeth no favour in his eyes.
And when the wise bis instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
But dGod overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
13 eWhoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor,
He also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
14 fA gift in secret pacifieth anger:
And a reward in gthe bosom strong wrath.
17 He that loveth ||pleasure shall be a poor man:
He that loveth wine and loil shall not be rich.
And the transgressor for the upright.
Than with a contentious and an angry woman.
But a foolish man rspendeth it up.
21 sHe that followeth after righteousness and mercy
tFindeth life, righteousness, and honour.
22 uA wise man scaleth the city of the mighty,
And casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
23 wWhoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue
24 Proud and zhaughty scorner is his name,
Who dealeth †in proud wrath.
25 aThe desire of the slothful killeth him;
For his hands refuse to labour.
26 He bcoveteth greedily all the day long:
But cthe righteous giveth and spareth not.
27 dThe sacrifice of the wicked is abomination:
How much more, when he bringeth it †with a wicked mind?
28 †A false witness shall perish:
But the man that heareth speaketh econstantly.
29 A wicked man fhardeneth his face:
30 hThere is no wisdom nor understanding
Nor counsel against the Lord.
31 iThe horse is prepared against the day of battle:
About King James Version
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