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Proverbs 21

BBE 1 The king's heart in the hands of the Lord is like the water streams, and by him it is turned in any direction at his pleasure. NIV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. BBE 2 Every way of a man seems right to himself, but the Lord is the tester of hearts. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. BBE 3 To do what is right and true is more pleasing to the Lord than an offering. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. BBE 4 A high look and a heart of pride, *** of the evil-doer is sin. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! BBE 5 The purposes of the man of industry have their outcome only in wealth; but one who is over-quick in acting will only come to be in need. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. BBE 6 He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. BBE 7 By their violent acts the evil-doers will be pulled away, because they have no desire to do what is right. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. BBE 8 Twisted is the way of him who is full of crime; but as for him whose heart is clean, his work is upright. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. BBE 9 It is better to be living in an angle of the house-top, than with a bitter-tongued woman in a wide house. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. BBE 10 The desire of the evil-doer is fixed on evil: he has no kind feeling for his neighbour. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. BBE 11 When the man of pride undergoes punishment, the simple man gets wisdom; and by watching the wise he gets knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. BBE 12 The Upright One, looking on the house of the evil-doer, lets sinners be overturned to their destruction. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. BBE 13 He whose ears are stopped at the cry of the poor, will himself get no answer to his cry for help. NIV 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. BBE 14 By a secret offering wrath is turned away, and the heat of angry feelings by money in the folds of the robe. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. BBE 15 It is a joy to the good man to do right, but it is destruction to the workers of evil. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. BBE 16 The wanderer from the way of knowledge will have his resting-place among the shades. NIV 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. BBE 17 The lover of pleasure will be a poor man: the lover of wine and oil will not get wealth. NIV 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. BBE 18 The evil-doer will be given as a price for the life of the good man, and the worker of deceit in the place of the upright. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. BBE 19 It is better to be living in a waste land, than with a bitter-tongued and angry woman. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. BBE 20 There is a store of great value in the house of the wise, but it is wasted by the foolish man. NIV 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. BBE 21 He who goes after righteousness and mercy will get life, righteousness, and honour. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. BBE 22 A wise man goes up into the town of the strong ones, and overcomes its strength in which they put their faith. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. BBE 23 He who keeps watch over his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. BBE 24 The man of pride, lifted up in soul, is named high-hearted; he is acting in an outburst of pride. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. BBE 25 The desire of the hater of work is death to him, for his hands will do no work. NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. BBE 26 All the day the sinner goes after his desire: but the upright man gives freely, keeping nothing back. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. BBE 27 The offering of evil-doers is disgusting: how much more when they give it with an evil purpose! NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! BBE 28 A false witness will be cut off, ... NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. BBE 29 The evil-doer makes his face hard, but as for the upright, he gives thought to his way. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. BBE 30 Wisdom and knowledge and wise suggestions are of no use against the Lord. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. BBE 31 The horse is made ready for the day of war, but power to overcome is from the Lord. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.