Proverbs 21 01-31 ABV – Leadership
The king’s heart is like rivers of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, yet the Lord ponder the hearts.
To do right and justice is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, yet everyone who is hasty comes surely to lack.
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeing vanity, and a pursuit of death.
The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to act with justice.
The way of a guilty man is crooked, yet as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
It is better to live in a corner of a roof than in a house shared with a nagging woman.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
When the mocker is punished, the simple becomes wise; yet when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
The righteous one considers the house of the wicked, and sees the wicked overthrown to ruin.
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered.
A gift in secret soothes anger, and a covert bribe, soothes strong wrath.
It is joy for the righteous to do justice, yet is terror to the workers of iniquity.
A man who wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead.
He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor is in the place of the upright.
It is better to live in wilderness than with a nagging and angry woman.
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, yet a foolish man spend it up.
He who pursues righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness and honor.
A wise man conquer a city of the mighty and brings down the strenght in which they trust.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, keeps his soul from troubles.
The proud and haughty is named scoffer, and acts with excessive pride.
The desire of the lazy puts him to death, for his hands refuse to work;
all day long he is craving, while the righteous gives and does not hold back.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, how much more when he brings it with evil intent!
A false witness will perish, yet the man who listens to the truth will speak constantly.
A wicked man puts on a bold face, yet the upright, he makes his way sure.
There is no wisdom and no understanding and no counsel against the Lord.
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, yet victory belongs to the Lord.