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Proverbs 14:11-21

MSG 11 Lives of careless wrongdoing are tumbledown shacks; holy living builds soaring cathedrals. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. MSG 12 There's a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again - it leads straight to hell. NIV 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. MSG 13 Sure, those people appear to be having a good time, but all that laughter will end in heartbreak. Sift and Weigh Every Word NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. MSG 14 A mean person gets paid back in meanness, a gracious person in grace. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. MSG 15 The gullible believe anything they're told; the prudent sift and weigh every word. NIV 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. MSG 16 The wise watch their steps and avoid evil; fools are headstrong and reckless. NIV 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. MSG 17 The hotheaded do things they'll later regret; the coldhearted get the cold shoulder. NIV 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. MSG 18 Foolish dreamers live in a world of illusion; wise realists plant their feet on the ground. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. MSG 19 Eventually, evil will pay tribute to good; the wicked will respect God-loyal people. NIV 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. MSG 20 An unlucky loser is shunned by all, but everyone loves a winner. NIV 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. MSG 21 It's criminal to ignore a neighbor in need, but compassion for the poor - what a blessing! NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.