Proverbs 21:18-28 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.
19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.
20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.
23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.
25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent!
28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever.