Proverbs 21:1-4, 24-26

21The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;
he turns it wherever he will.
2All deeds are right in the sight of the doer,
but the Lord weighs the heart.
3To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
4Haughty eyes and a proud heart—
the lamp of the wicked—are sin.
24The proud, haughty person, named “Scoffer,”
acts with arrogant pride.
25The craving of the lazy person is fatal,
for lazy hands refuse to labor.
26All day long the wicked covet,
but the righteous give and do not hold back.

From the oremus Bible Browser v2.2.8 14 July 2018.

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