Proverbs Chapter 21 – Catholic Bible

The Proverbs

Chapter 21

1 – As the divisions of waters, so the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord: whithersoever he will he shall turn it.

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2 – Every way of a man seemeth right to himself: but the Lord weigheth the hearts.

3 – To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.

4 – Haughtiness of the eyes is the enlarging of the heart: the lamp of the wicked is sin.

5 – The thoughts of the industrious al- ways bring forth abundance: but every sluggard is always in want.

6 – He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.

7 – The robberies of the wicked shall be their downfall, because they would not do judgment.

8 – The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right.

9 – It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling women, and in a common house.

10 – The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour.

11 – When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.

12 – The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he may withdraw the wicked from evil.

13 – He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself and shall not be heard.

14 – A secret present quencheth anger: and a gift in the bosom the greatest wrath.

15 – It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity.

16 – A man that shall wander out of the way of doctrine, shall abide in the company of the giants.

17 – He that loveth good cheer, shall be in want: he that loveth wine, and fat things, shall not be rich.

18 – The wicked is delivered up for the just: and the unjust for the righteous.

19 – It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

20 – There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the just: and the foolish man shall spend it.

21 – He that followeth justice and mercy, shall find life, justice, and glory.

22 – The wise man hath scaled the city of the strong, and hath cast down the strength of the confidence thereof.

23 – He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.

24 – The proud and the arrogant is called ignorant, who in anger worketh pride.

25 – Desires kill the slothful: for his hands have refused to work at all.

26 – He longeth and desireth all the day : but he that is just, will give, and will not cease.

27 – The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness.

28 – A lying witness shall perish: an obedient man shall speak of victory.

29 – The wicked man impudently hardeneth his face: but he that is righteous, correcteth his way.

30 – There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.

31 – The horse is prepared for the day of battle: but the Lord giveth safety.

The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.