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Proverbs 21

CJB 1 The king's heart in ADONAI's hand is like streams of water -he directs it wherever he pleases. NIV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. CJB 2 All a person's ways are right in his own view, but ADONAI weighs the heart. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. CJB 3 To do what is right and just is more pleasing to ADONAI than sacrifice. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. CJB 4 Haughty looks, a proud heart -what the wicked plow is sin. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! CJB 5 The plans of the diligent lead only to abundance; but all who rush in arrive only at want. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. CJB 6 A fortune gained by a lying tongue is vapor dispersed [by] seekers of death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. CJB 7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to act justly. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. CJB 8 A criminal's conduct is crooked, but the work of the pure is right. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. CJB 9 It is better to live on a corner of the roof than to share the house with a nagging wife. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. CJB 10 The wicked is set on evil; he doesn't pity even his neighbor. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. CJB 11 When a scorner is punished, the simple become wiser; and when the wise is instructed, he takes hold of knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. CJB 12 The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he overthrows the wicked to their ruin. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. CJB 13 Whoever stops up his ears at the cry of the poor will himself cry, but not be answered. NIV 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. CJB 14 A secret gift allays anger, and a bribe under the cloak the strongest fury. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. CJB 15 Acting justly is a joy for the righteous but it terrifies evildoers. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. CJB 16 The person who strays from the way of common sense will come to 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. CJB 17 Pleasure-lovers will suffer want; he who loves 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. CJB 18 The wicked serve as a ransom for the righteous, and likewise the perfidious for the upright. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. CJB 19 It is better to live in the desert than with a nagging, irritable wife. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. CJB 20 In the home of the wise are fine treasures and oil, but a fool quickly devours it. NIV 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. CJB 21 He who pursues righteousness and kindness finds life, prosperity and honor. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. CJB 22 A wise man can go up into a city of warriors and undermine the strength in which it trusts. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. CJB 23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. CJB 24 "Scoffer" is what you call a proud, insolent person who acts with overweening conceit. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. CJB 25 A lazy man's craving will kill him, because his hands refuse to work - NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. CJB 26 he covets greedily all day long; but a righteous person gives without holding back. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. CJB 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with vile motives. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! CJB 28 A lying witness is doomed, but one who heard [what was said] will testify successfully. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. CJB 29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, whereas the upright prepares his ways. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. CJB 30 No wisdom, discernment or counsel succeeds against ADONAI. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. CJB 31 A horse may be prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from ADONAI. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.