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Proverbs 21 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As the divisions of waters, so the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord: whithersoever he will, he shall turn it. 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.
2 Every way of a man seemeth right to himself: but the Lord weigheth the hearts. 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.
3 To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims. 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
4 Haughtiness of the eyes is the enlarging of the heart: the lamp of the wicked is sin. 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!
5 The thoughts of the industrious always bring forth abundance: but every sluggard is always in want. 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
6 He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death. 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
7 The robberies of the wicked shall be their downfall, because they would not do judgment. 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.
8 The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right. 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
9 It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house. 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour. 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him.
11 When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge. 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.
12 The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he may withdraw the wicked from evil. 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.
13 He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself, and shall not be heard. 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.
14 A secret present quencheth anger: and a gift in the bosom, the greatest wrath. 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity. 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
16 A man that shall wander out of the way of doctrine, shall abide in the company of the giants. 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
17 He that loveth good cheer, shall be in want: he that loveth wine, and fat things, shall not be rich. 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.
18 The wicked is delivered up for the just: and the unjust for the righteous. 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.
19 It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman. 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.
20 There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the just: and the foolish man shall spend it. 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
21 He that followeth justice and mercy, shall find life, justice, and glory. 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
22 The wise man hath scaled the city of the strong, and hath cast down the strength of the confidence thereof. 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.
23 He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress. 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
24 The proud and the arrogant is called ignorant, who in anger worketh pride. 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.
25 Desires kill the slothful: for his hands have refused to work at all. 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
26 He longeth and desireth all the day: but he that is just, will give, and will not cease. 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
27 The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness. 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent!
28 A lying witness shall perish: an obedient man shall speak of victory. 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever.
29 The wicked man impudently hardeneth his face: but he that is righteous, correcteth his way. 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways.
30 There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord. 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.
31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle: but the Lord giveth safety. 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.