1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
21:4 ¶ Loftiness of eyes, and ambition of heartthe lamp of the lawless, are sin.
21:5 ¶ The plans of the diligent, tend only to abundance, but, of every one that is urgent, only to want.
21:6 ¶ The gaining of treasures with a tongue of falsehood, is a vapour driven away, [they who seek them] seek death.
21:7 ¶ The violence of the lawless, shall drag them away,because they have refused to do justice.
21:8 ¶ Crooked is the way of a guilty man, but, as for the pure, straight is his dealing.
21:9 ¶ Better to dwell on the corner of the roof, than a quarrelsome wife, and a house in common.
21:10 ¶ The soul of the lawless man, craveth mischief, his own friend, findeth no favour in his eyes.
21:11 ¶ When the scoffer is punished, the simple, becometh wise, when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
21:12 ¶ The Righteous One observeth the house of the lawless,He is ready to cast down lawless men into misfortune.
21:13 ¶ He that shutteth his ear from the cry of the poor, even he, shall call, and not be answered.
21:14 ¶ A gift in secret, quencheth anger, and, a present in the bosom, mighty wrath.
21:15 ¶ It is a joy, to a righteous man, to do justice, but, dismay, to the workers of iniquity.
21:16 ¶ The man who wandereth from the way of discretion, in the gathered host of the shades, shall settle down.
21:17 ¶ A needy man, shall he be that loveth merriment, the lover of wine and oil, shall not become rich.
21:18 ¶ A ransom for the righteous, is the lawless, and, instead of upright men, the traitor.
21:19 ¶ Better to dwell in a desert land, than with a woman, quarrelsome and provoking.
21:20 ¶ Desirable treasure and oil, are in the home of the wise, but, a man who is a dullard, will destroy it.
21:21 ¶ He that pursueth righteousness and lovingkindness, shall find life, righteousness and honour.
21:22 ¶ A city of heroes, doth a wise man scale, and bringeth down the strength of its confidence.
21:23 ¶ He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth, out of distresses, his soul.
21:24 ¶ A haughty insolent oneScoffer is his name, is he that acteth in a transport of pride.
21:25 ¶ The craving of the sluggard, killeth him, for his hands have refused to work.
21:26 All the day, he greatly craveth, whereas, the righteous, giveth, and doth not spare.
21:27 ¶ The sacrifice of the lawless, is an abomination, how much more, when, with wickedness, he bringeth it in!
21:28 ¶ A false witness, shall perish, but, the man who hearkeneth, with abiding effect, shall speak.
21:29 ¶ A lawless man emboldeneth his face, but, as for the upright, he, directeth his ways.
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