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Proverbs 21:4-14 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the lamp of the wicked—are sin. 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!
5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want. 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death. 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just. 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.
8 The way of the guilty is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is right. 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
9 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious wife. 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
10 The souls of the wicked desire evil; their neighbors find no mercy in their eyes. 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him.
11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple become wiser; when the wise are instructed, they increase in knowledge. 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.
12 The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he casts the wicked down to ruin. 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.
13 If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and 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 gift in secret averts anger; and a concealed bribe in the bosom, strong wrath. 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.