Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 16:20-30

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Proverbs 16:20-30

NAS 20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD . NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. NAS 21 The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. NAS 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. NAS 23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. NAS 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb , Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NAS 25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. NAS 26 A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. NAS 27 A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. NAS 28 A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. NAS 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. NAS 30 He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.