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Proverbs 21

CEBA 1 The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; he directs it wherever he wants. NIV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. CEBA 2 Everyone's path is straight in their own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. CEBA 3 Acting with righteousness and justice is more valued by the LORD than sacrifice. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. CEBA 4 Prideful eyes, an arrogant heart, and the lamp of the wicked are all sinful. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! CEBA 5 The plans of the diligent end up in profit, but those who hurry end up with loss. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. CEBA 6 Those who gain treasure with lies are like a drifting fog, leading to death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. CEBA 7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, for they refuse to act with justice. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. CEBA 8 The ways of some people are twisted and strange, but the behavior of those who do right is pure. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. CEBA 9 Better to live on the edge of a roof than with a contentious woman in a large house. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. CEBA 10 Wicked people desire evil; their neighbors receive no mercy from them. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. CEBA 11 When a mocker is punished, the naive person gains wisdom; when insight comes to the wise, knowledge increases. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. CEBA 12 The righteous one observes the house of the wicked, turning the wicked toward trouble. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. CEBA 13 Those who close their ears to the cries of the poor will themselves call out but receive no answer. NIV 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. CEBA 14 A secret gift calms anger, and a hidden bribe removes furious wrath. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. CEBA 15 Acting justly is a joy to the righteous, but dreaded by those who do evil. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. CEBA 16 People who wander from the path of insight will rest in the company of the dead. NIV 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. CEBA 17 Those who love pleasure end up poor; lovers of wine and oil won't get rich. NIV 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. CEBA 18 The wicked are a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous will be punished in the place of the virtuous. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. CEBA 19 Better to live in a wilderness than in a house with a contentious and angry woman. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. CEBA 20 Precious treasure and oil stay in the home of the wise, but fools swallow them up. NIV 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. CEBA 21 Those who pursue righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. CEBA 22 A wise person fought a city of warriors and brought down the stronghold in which they felt safe. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. CEBA 23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues guard themselves from trouble. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. CEBA 24 Incredibly proud—mockers are their name! Their conduct involves excessive pride. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. CEBA 25 The desires of the lazy will kill them, because their hands refuse to do anything. NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. CEBA 26 The lazy desire things constantly, but the righteous give without holding back. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. CEBA 27 The LORD detests the sacrifices of the wicked, especially when brought with devious motives. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! CEBA 28 A lying witness will perish, but one who listens will testify successfully. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. CEBA 29 The wicked person appears brash, but the virtuous think about the path ahead. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. CEBA 30 No wisdom, understanding, or advice can stand up against the LORD. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. CEBA 31 A horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the LORD. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.