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Proverbs 21

RSV 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. RSV 2 Every way of a man is right in his 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. RSV 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. RSV 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! RSV 5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but every one who is hasty comes only to want. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. RSV 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. RSV 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. RSV 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. RSV 9 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious woman. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. RSV 10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. RSV 11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. RSV 12 The righteous observes the house of the wicked; the wicked are cast down to ruin. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. RSV 13 He who closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself 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. RSV 14 A gift in secret averts anger; and a 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. RSV 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. RSV 16 A man who 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. RSV 17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who 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. RSV 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. RSV 19 It is better to live in a desert land than with a contentious and fretful woman. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. RSV 20 Precious treasure remains in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man 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. RSV 21 He who pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. RSV 22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. RSV 23 He who keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. RSV 24 "Scoffer" is the name of the proud, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. RSV 25 The desire of the sluggard kills him for his hands refuse to labor. NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. RSV 26 All day long the wicked covets, but the righteous gives and does not hold back. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. RSV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! RSV 28 A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. RSV 29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, but an upright man considers his ways. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. RSV 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. RSV 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.