Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 14:21-31

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Proverbs 14:21-31

ESV 21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor. NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. ESV 22 Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meetsteadfast love and faithfulness. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. ESV 23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. ESV 24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. ESV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful. NIV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. ESV 26 In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. NIV 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. ESV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death. NIV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. ESV 28 In a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined. NIV 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. ESV 29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. NIV 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. ESV 30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. NIV 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. ESV 31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. NIV 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.