Proverbs 21:1-15

July 23

Today’s Scripture:

In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is like a stream of water.
    The Lord directs it toward all those who please him.

A person might think their own ways are right.
    But the Lord knows what they are thinking.

Do what is right and fair.
    The Lord accepts that more than sacrifices.

The proud eyes and hearts of sinful people are like a field not plowed.
    Those things produce nothing good.

The plans of people who work hard succeed.
    You can be just as sure that those in a hurry will become poor.

A fortune made by people who tell lies
    amounts to nothing and leads to death.

The harmful things that evil people do will drag them away.
    They refuse to do what is right.

The path of those who are guilty is crooked.
    But the conduct of those who are not guilty is honest.

It is better to live on a corner of a roof
    than to share a house with a nagging wife.

10 Sinful people long to do evil.
    They don’t show their neighbors any mercy.

11 When you punish someone who makes fun of others, childish people get wise.
    By paying attention to wise people, the childish get knowledge.

12 The Blameless One knows where sinners live.
    And he destroys them.

13 Whoever refuses to listen to the cries of poor people
    will also cry out and not be answered.

14 A secret gift calms down anger.
    A hidden favor softens great anger.

15 When you do what is fair, you make godly people glad.
    But you terrify those who do what is evil.

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