The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 21:4-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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