Proverbs 14:11-21 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 Lives of careless wrongdoing are tumbledown shacks; holy living builds soaring cathedrals. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There's a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again - it leads straight to hell. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
13 Sure, those people appear to be having a good time, but all that laughter will end in heartbreak. Sift and Weigh Every Word 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 A mean person gets paid back in meanness, a gracious person in grace. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 The gullible believe anything they're told; the prudent sift and weigh every word. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 The wise watch their steps and avoid evil; fools are headstrong and reckless. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 The hotheaded do things they'll later regret; the coldhearted get the cold shoulder. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 Foolish dreamers live in a world of illusion; wise realists plant their feet on the ground. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 Eventually, evil will pay tribute to good; the wicked will respect God-loyal people. 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 An unlucky loser is shunned by all, but everyone loves a winner. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 It's criminal to ignore a neighbor in need, but compassion for the poor - what a blessing! 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.