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Proverbs 21:8-18 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him.
11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.
12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.
13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. 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 given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.
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.