Proverbs Chapter 21 Bible in Basic English

Proverbs 21:1

The king's heart in the hands of the Lord is like the water streams, and by him it is turned in any direction at his pleasure.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man seems right to himself, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.

Proverbs 21:3

To do what is right and true is more pleasing to the Lord than an offering.

Proverbs 21:4

A high look and a heart of pride, *** of the evil-doer is sin.

Proverbs 21:5

The purposes of the man of industry have their outcome only in wealth; but one who is over-quick in acting will only come to be in need.

Proverbs 21:6

He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death.

Proverbs 21:7

By their violent acts the evil-doers will be pulled away, because they have no desire to do what is right.

Proverbs 21:8

Twisted is the way of him who is full of crime; but as for him whose heart is clean, his work is upright.

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to be living in an angle of the house-top, than with a bitter-tongued woman in a wide house.

Proverbs 21:10

The desire of the evil-doer is fixed on evil: he has no kind feeling for his neighbour.

Proverbs 21:11

When the man of pride undergoes punishment, the simple man gets wisdom; and by watching the wise he gets knowledge.

Proverbs 21:12

The Upright One, looking on the house of the evil-doer, lets sinners be overturned to their destruction.

Proverbs 21:13

He whose ears are stopped at the cry of the poor, will himself get no answer to his cry for help.

Proverbs 21:14

By a secret offering wrath is turned away, and the heat of angry feelings by money in the folds of the robe.

Proverbs 21:15

It is a joy to the good man to do right, but it is destruction to the workers of evil.

Proverbs 21:16

The wanderer from the way of knowledge will have his resting-place among the shades.

Proverbs 21:17

The lover of pleasure will be a poor man: the lover of wine and oil will not get wealth.

Proverbs 21:18

The evil-doer will be given as a price for the life of the good man, and the worker of deceit in the place of the upright.

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to be living in a waste land, than with a bitter-tongued and angry woman.

Proverbs 21:20

There is a store of great value in the house of the wise, but it is wasted by the foolish man.

Proverbs 21:21

He who goes after righteousness and mercy will get life, righteousness, and honour.

Proverbs 21:22

A wise man goes up into the town of the strong ones, and overcomes its strength in which they put their faith.

Proverbs 21:23

He who keeps watch over his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 21:24

The man of pride, lifted up in soul, is named high-hearted; he is acting in an outburst of pride.

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the hater of work is death to him, for his hands will do no work.

Proverbs 21:26

All the day the sinner goes after his desire: but the upright man gives freely, keeping nothing back.

Proverbs 21:27

The offering of evil-doers is disgusting: how much more when they give it with an evil purpose!

Proverbs 21:28

A false witness will be cut off, ...

Proverbs 21:29

The evil-doer makes his face hard, but as for the upright, he gives thought to his way.

Proverbs 21:30

Wisdom and knowledge and wise suggestions are of no use against the Lord.

Proverbs 21:31

The horse is made ready for the day of war, but power to overcome is from the Lord.