Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 12:17-27

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Proverbs 12:17-27

RSV 17 He who speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit. NIV 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. RSV 18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. NIV 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. RSV 19 Truthful lips endure for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. NIV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. RSV 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan good have joy. NIV 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. RSV 21 No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. NIV 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. RSV 22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. RSV 23 A prudent man conceals his knowledge, but fools proclaim their folly. NIV 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly. RSV 24 The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor. NIV 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. RSV 25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. NIV 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. RSV 26 A righteous man turns away from evil, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. NIV 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. RSV 27 A slothful man will not catch his prey, but the diligent man will get precious wealth. NIV 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.