Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 16:19-29

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Proverbs 16:19-29

RSV 19 It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. RSV 20 He who gives heed to the word will prosper, and happy is he who trusts in the LORD. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. RSV 21 The wise of heart is called a man of discernment, and pleasant speech increases persuasiveness. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. RSV 22 Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it, but folly is the chastisement of fools. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. RSV 23 The mind of the wise makes his speech judicious, and adds persuasiveness to his lips. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. RSV 24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. RSV 25 There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. RSV 26 A worker's appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. RSV 27 A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. RSV 28 A perverse man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. RSV 29 A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.