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Proverbs 21

NRS 1 The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. NIV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. NRS 2 All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. NRS 3 To do righteousness and justice 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. NRS 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the lamp of the wicked—are sin. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! NRS 5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. NRS 6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. NRS 7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. NRS 8 The way of the guilty is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is right. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. NRS 9 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious wife. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NRS 10 The souls of the wicked desire evil; their neighbors find no mercy in their eyes. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. NRS 11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple become wiser; when the wise are instructed, they increase in knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. NRS 12 The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he casts the wicked down to ruin. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. NRS 13 If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and 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. NRS 14 A gift in secret averts anger; and a concealed bribe in the bosom, strong wrath. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. NRS 15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous, but dismay to evildoers. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. NRS 16 Whoever wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead. NIV 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. NRS 17 Whoever loves pleasure will suffer want; whoever loves wine and oil will not be rich. NIV 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. NRS 18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless for the upright. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. NRS 19 It is better to live in a desert land than with a contentious and fretful wife. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. NRS 20 Precious treasure remains in the house of the wise, but the fool 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. NRS 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. NRS 22 One wise person went up against a city of warriors and brought down the stronghold in which they trusted. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. NRS 23 To watch over mouth and tongue is to keep out of trouble. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. NRS 24 The proud, haughty person, named "Scoffer," acts with arrogant pride. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. NRS 25 The craving of the lazy person is fatal, for lazy hands refuse to labor. NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. NRS 26 All day long the wicked covet, but the righteous give and do not hold back. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. NRS 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when brought with evil intent. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! NRS 28 A false witness will perish, but a good listener will testify successfully. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. NRS 29 The wicked put on a bold face, but the upright give thought to their ways. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. NRS 30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel, can avail against the Lord. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. NRS 31 The horse is made ready for the day of 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.