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Proverbs 21 - AMP

2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs and tries the hearts. 3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. 4 Haughtiness of eyes and a proud heart, even the tillage of the wicked or the lamp to them , are sin . 5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want. 6 Securing treasures by a lying tongue is a vapor driven to and fro; those who seek them seek death. 7 The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, because they refuse to do justice. 8 The way of the guilty is exceedingly crooked, but as for the pure, his work is right and his conduct is straight. 9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a nagging, quarrelsome, and faultfinding woman. 10 The soul or life of the wicked craves and seeks evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes. 11 When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed. 12 The righteous man considers well the house of the wicked--how the wicked are cast down to ruin. 13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor will cry out himself and not be heard. 14 A gift in secret pacifies and turns away anger, and a bribe in the lap, strong wrath. 15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God), but to the evildoers it is dismay, calamity, and ruin. 16 A man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall abide in the congregation of the spirits (of the dead). 17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the treacherous for the upright . 19 It is better to dwell in a desert land than with a contentious woman and with vexation. 20 There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it. 21 He who earnestly seeks after and craves righteousness, mercy, and loving-kindness will find life in addition to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) and honor. 22 A wise man scales the city walls of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from troubles. 24 The proud and haughty man--Scoffer is his name--deals and acts with overbearing pride. 25 The desire of the slothful kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. 26 He covets greedily all the day long, but the righteous gives and does not withhold. 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is exceedingly disgusting and abhorrent --how much more when he brings it with evil intention? 28 A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears attentively will endure and go unchallenged. 29 A wicked man puts on the bold, unfeeling face , but as for the upright, he considers, directs, and establishes his way . 30 There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against the Lord. 31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance and victory are of the Lord.

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Jordan Muck avatar
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Understanding the Buzz Words of Christianity
Series: Buzz Words
Scripture: Proverbs 21:4
Views: 108
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
Scripture: Proverbs 21:1-2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 267
Tim Pollock avatar
Pray and Work for Peace in the Home
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock
Scripture: Proverbs 21:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 165
William R. Nabaza avatar
Crave after righteousness
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD rewards those who are seekers of righteousness, mercy and loving-kindness, and GOD adds more currency of Heaven to the seeker of righteousness such as life and honor
bala samson avatar
Shared by: bala samson on Apr, 2016
Summary: The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance! Hurray!
Scripture: Proverbs 21:5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 159
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Speak Life / Taming The Tongue
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Sep, 2015
Summary: Abraham Lincoln said, "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." Beloved, you can speak life or death. Tame the tongue...and speak life.
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Feb, 2015
Scripture: Proverbs 21:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 621
William R. Nabaza avatar
The righteous man deals wisely
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2015
Summary: To show what wickedness can do for you if you don't heed and obey GOD's WORDS.
Scripture: Proverbs 21:1
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 360
William R. Nabaza avatar
A wise man scales and brings down
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2015
Summary: To show what can a wise man do.
Scripture: Proverbs 21:22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 378
William R. Nabaza avatar
Poor man's love
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2015
Summary: To show that only the LORD can provide pleasures and He has given us His HOLY SPIRIT as Wine and Oil to fill us with joy here on earth.
Scripture: Proverbs 21:17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,030
Jim Kilson avatar
The Most Dangerous Word
Shared by: Jim Kilson on Nov, 2014
Summary: Part 7 of 8 in a series covering words in the Bible that are all too often overlooked or ignored.
Series: Words
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 2,476
Tommy Jackson avatar
Fast & Furious Part 3
Shared by: Tommy Jackson on Aug, 2014
Summary: Running wide open financially will get you there fast, but is it worth it? Or is it time to slow down and be a little more careful with your finances?
William R. Nabaza avatar
Wicked, a ransom
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2014
Summary: To show that GOD's Love is able to exchange people on our behalf just to save us and the wicked and transgressor to "enjoy" doom and destruction.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 21:18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 680
Bruce Goettsche avatar
Wise Speaking
Shared by: Bruce Goettsche on Aug, 2014
Summary: Words matter. Proverbs gives us some advice on how to speak well.
Ed Vasicek avatar
Vindication of the Wise Believer
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Sep, 2013
Summary: No matter what the trend, God and truth prevail in the end!
Ed Vasicek avatar
We Can Be Wise!
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Sep, 2013
Summary: Are we too mentally lazy to think? Being wise will help you rise!
Scripture: Proverbs 21:20-23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 833
Ed Vasicek avatar
Practical Faith
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Sep, 2013
Summary: The way of wisdom is a marathon that requires endurance, balance, perspective, and nurturing good relationships.
Scripture: Proverbs 21:16-19
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 642
Ed Vasicek avatar
Social Creatures and A Social God
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Aug, 2013
Summary: Human beings are social beings, as is God; therefore, we must learn both how society works and how we can honor God living among others.
Scripture: Proverbs 21:12-15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 920
Ed Vasicek avatar
Dealing With What Is, Not What Should Be
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Aug, 2013
Summary: We have to live life in the real world, not the ideal world. We need real help, not idealistic theories.
Scripture: Proverbs 21:9-11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 508
Ed Vasicek avatar
How Do You Think: Long or Short Term?
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Aug, 2013
Summary: Life is usually smoother if you make short term sacrifices for greater future benefit. Are you a short term or long term person?
Scripture: Proverbs 21:5-8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,591
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 21 - On Life and Conduct
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jun, 2013
Summary: A verse by verse look at Proverbs chapter 21.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:1-31
Views: 1,637
Rodney Johnson Sr., avatar
No Debate Concerning Who’s God
Shared by: Rodney Johnson Sr., on Feb, 2013
Summary: Prior to elections, there are several debates to aid us in selecting a leader. However; there has never been a debate about who’s the God of this universe.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 468
David Rigg avatar
Your Vote Is Important
Shared by: David Rigg on Nov, 2012
Summary: This sermon is useful at election time. It encourages Christians to get out and vote!
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:1-8
Views: 3,187
charles clary avatar
Gambling...Addiction or Pastime?
Shared by: charles clary on Jun, 2011
Summary: This sermon lays the axe to the root of the deadly sin of gambling.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:25-26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 749
Davon Huss avatar
Quarrelsome and Ill-Tempered
Shared by: Davon Huss on Feb, 2011
Summary: A sermon for the family on various Proverbs about being quarrelsome and ill-tempered (Outline came through e-mail to me. I don't know who the author is)
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:9
Views: 3,183
Howard Strickland avatar
Advice, that Will Bring Blessings pt.2
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Mar, 2010
Summary: The wisdom of God is all important, and when you go after Him you will receive it, little by little. Verse upon verse teach from the book of Proverbs.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:1-31
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,026
ken crow avatar
A Better Way
Shared by: ken crow on Feb, 2010
Summary: Jesus Christ is about healing hurts and changing lives.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:21
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 10,455
Greg Nance avatar
God's Hand in Haiti
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jan, 2010
Summary: This message is a response to the crisis in Haiti. May God bless and provide for those who are suffering there and may we be His hands and feet!
Jerry Flury avatar
Seeing Yourself as God Sees You
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Sep, 2009
Summary: If we are to have revival and a fresh outpouring from God it is necessary for us to see ourselves as God sees us. This includes understanding where God wants us to be, where we are at, and how to get back to where we should be.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,064
Aaron Mishoe avatar
Financial Freedom Workshop - Session 4
Shared by: Aaron Mishoe on Apr, 2009
Summary: Learn to save for future expences and break the cycle of going deeper into debt.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 21:5
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 866