The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.

 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.” – Proverbs 21 (KJV)

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  1. 1 A king’s heart is like streams of water in the hand of the Lord.
    He directs it wherever he desires.

    2 In a person’s own eyes all his ways are right,
    but the Lord weighs the motives of the heart.

    3 Practicing righteousness and justice
    is more acceptable to the Lord than a sacrifice.

    4 Haughty eyes and an arrogant heart,
    the unplowed field[a] of the wicked, produce sin.

    5 The plans of a hard worker lead to abundance,
    but everyone in a hurry rushes toward scarcity.

    6 Piling up treasure by a lying tongue
    is a vanishing vapor for those who seek death.

    7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away,
    because they refuse to do what is just.

    8 A guilty person’s way is very crooked,
    but the conduct of a pure person is straight.

    9 Better to live on the corner of a roof
    than in a house shared with a nagging wife.

    10 The soul of a wicked person craves evil.
    He does not look on his neighbor with mercy.

    11 When a scoffer is punished, an undisciplined person becomes wise,
    and when a wise person is instructed, he gains knowledge.

    12 The Righteous One[b] carefully watches the house of the wicked.
    He throws the wicked down to ruin.

    13 Whoever shuts his ear to the cries of the poor—
    he too will cry out and not be answered.

    14 A gift given in secret soothes anger,
    and a bribe slipped into the pocket soothes fury.

    15 It is a joy for a righteous person to practice justice,
    but destruction waits for those who practice evil.

    16 A person who wanders from the way of understanding
    will rest in the company of departed spirits.

    17 Whoever loves pleasure will be poor.
    Whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.

    18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous,
    and the treacherous make a payment for the upright.

    19 Better to live in an arid region
    than with a nagging, ill-tempered wife.

    20 Good food and olive oil are stored up in the dwellings of the wise,
    but a foolish person devours everything he has.

    21 A person who pursues righteousness and mercy
    will find life, righteousness, and honor.

    22 A wise man can climb up to a city full of warriors
    and pull down the strong defenses in which they trust.

    23 The person who guards his mouth and his tongue
    guards himself from troubles.

    24 The contemptuous, insolent person—“Scoffer” is his name—
    behaves with overflowing arrogance.

    25 A lazy person’s craving will kill him,
    because his hands refuse to work.

    26 All day long he craves something more,
    but a righteous person gives and does not hold back.

    27 A sacrifice offered by wicked people is an abomination.[c]
    How much more when they bring it with evil intent!

    28 A lying witness will perish,
    but a man who listens will keep speaking forever.[d]

    29 A wicked person puts on a bold front,
    but an upright person gives thought to[e] his way.

    30 There is no wisdom, no cleverness, and no advice
    that can stand up against the Lord.

    31 A horse is made ready for a day of battle,
    but the victory belongs to the Lord. – Proverbs 21 (EHV)

    [a] Proverbs 21:4 Or “lamp.” The meaning of the word and the point of comparison are unclear.
    [b] Proverbs 21:12 Or “righteous one”
    [c] Proverbs 21:27 Or “a disgusting thing”
    [d] Proverbs 21:28 The line is cryptic. Another suggestion is “one who listens to him will perish forever.”
    [e] Proverbs 21:29 The translation follows an alternate Hebrew reading. The main Hebrew reading is “establishes.”

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