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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 21

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Proverbs 21:1
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The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord ; He (a)turns it wherever He wishes.
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Proverbs 21:2
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(b)Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord (c)weighs the hearts.
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Proverbs 21:3
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To do (d)righteousness and justice Is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.
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Proverbs 21:4
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Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The (e)lamp of the wicked, is sin.
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Proverbs 21:5
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The plans of the (f)diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone (g)who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
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Proverbs 21:6
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The (h)acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the [a]pursuit of (i)death.
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Proverbs 21:7
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The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they (j)refuse to act with justice.
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Proverbs 21:8
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The way of a guilty man is (k)crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
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Proverbs 21:9
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It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than [b]in a house shared with a contentious woman.
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Proverbs 21:10
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The soul of the wicked desires evil; His (l)neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
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Proverbs 21:11
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When the (m)scoffer is punished, the [c]naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
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Proverbs 21:12
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The righteous one considers the house of the wicked, Turning the (n)wicked to ruin.
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Proverbs 21:13
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He who (o)shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be (p)answered.
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Proverbs 21:14
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A (q)gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
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Proverbs 21:15
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The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is (r)terror to the workers of iniquity.
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Proverbs 21:16
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A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will (s)rest in the assembly of the [d]dead.
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Proverbs 21:17
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He who (t)loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
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Proverbs 21:18
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The wicked is a (u)ransom for the righteous, And the (v)treacherous is in the place of the upright.
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Proverbs 21:19
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(w)It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.
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Proverbs 21:20
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There is precious (x)treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man (y)swallows it up.
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Proverbs 21:21
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He who (z)pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.
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Proverbs 21:22
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A (aa)wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the [e]stronghold in which they trust.
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Proverbs 21:23
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He who (ab)guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
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Proverbs 21:24
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"Proud," "Haughty," "(ac)Scoffer," are his names, Who acts with (ad)insolent pride.
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Proverbs 21:25
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The (ae)desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;
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Proverbs 21:26
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All day long he [f]is craving, While the righteous (af)gives and does not hold back.
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Proverbs 21:27
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The (ag)sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!
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Proverbs 21:28
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A (ah)false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.
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Proverbs 21:29
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A wicked man [g](ai)displays a bold face, But as for the (aj)upright, he makes his way sure.
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Proverbs 21:30
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There is (ak)no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the Lord .
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Proverbs 21:31
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The (al)horse is prepared for the day of battle, But (am)victory belongs to the Lord .
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