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Proverbs 16:20-30 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD . 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
21 The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly. 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.
23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips. 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.
24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb , Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
26 A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on. 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
27 A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire. 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28 A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends. 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
29 A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good. 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.
30 He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass. 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.