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Proverbs 21

NLT 1 The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he turns 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. NLT 2 People may think they are doing what is right, but the LORD examines the heart. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. NLT 3 The LORD is more pleased when we do what is just and right than when we give him sacrifices. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. NLT 4 Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! NLT 5 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. NLT 6 Wealth created by lying is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. NLT 7 Because the wicked refuse to do what is just, their violence boomerangs and destroys them. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. NLT 8 The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. NLT 9 It is better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a contentious wife in a lovely home. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NLT 10 Evil people love to harm others; their neighbors get no mercy from them. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. NLT 11 A simpleton can learn only by seeing mockers punished; a wise person learns from instruction. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. NLT 12 The Righteous One knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked; he will bring the wicked to disaster. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. NLT 13 Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need. NIV 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. NLT 14 A secret gift calms anger; a secret bribe pacifies fury. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. NLT 15 Justice is a joy to the godly, but it causes dismay among evildoers. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. NLT 16 The person who strays from common sense will end up 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. NLT 17 Those who love pleasure become poor; wine and luxury are not the way to riches. NIV 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. NLT 18 Sometimes the wicked are punished to save the godly, and the treacherous for the upright. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. NLT 19 It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. NLT 20 The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get. NIV 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. NLT 21 Whoever pursues godliness and unfailing love will find life, godliness, and honor. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. NLT 22 The wise conquer the city of the strong and level the fortress in which they trust. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. NLT 23 If you keep your mouth shut, you will stay out of trouble. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. NLT 24 Mockers are proud and haughty; they act with boundless arrogance. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. NLT 25 The desires of lazy people will be their ruin, for their hands refuse to work. NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. NLT 26 They are always greedy for more, while the godly love to give! NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. NLT 27 God loathes the sacrifice of an evil person, especially when it is brought with ulterior motives. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! NLT 28 A false witness will be cut off, but an attentive witness will be allowed to speak. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. NLT 29 The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright proceed with care. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. NLT 30 Human plans, no matter how wise or well advised, cannot stand against the LORD. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. NLT 31 The horses are prepared for battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.