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Proverbs 21

KJV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will . NIV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. KJV 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. KJV 3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. KJV 4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! KJV 5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. KJV 6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. KJV 7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. KJV 8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. KJV 9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. KJV 10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. KJV 11 When the scorner is punished , the simple is made wise : and when the wise is instructed , he receiveth knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. KJV 12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. KJV 13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard . NIV 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. KJV 14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. KJV 15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. KJV 16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. NIV 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. KJV 17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich . NIV 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. KJV 18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. KJV 19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness , than with a contentious and an angry woman. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. KJV 20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up . NIV 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. KJV 21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. KJV 22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. KJV 23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. KJV 24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. KJV 25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour . NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. KJV 26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. KJV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! KJV 28 A false witness shall perish : but the man that heareth speaketh constantly. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. KJV 29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. KJV 30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. KJV 31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.