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Proverbs 21

YLT 1 Rivulets of waters [is] the heart of a king in the hand of Jehovah, Wherever He pleaseth He inclineth it. NIV 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. YLT 2 Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering hearts. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. YLT 3 To do righteousness and judgment, Is chosen of Jehovah rather than sacrifice. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. YLT 4 Loftiness of eyes, and breadth of heart, Tillage of the wicked [is] sin. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! YLT 5 The purposes of the diligent [are] only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. YLT 6 The making of treasures by a lying tongue, [Is] a vanity driven away of those seeking death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. YLT 7 The spoil of the wicked catcheth them, Because they have refused to do judgment. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. YLT 8 Froward [is] the way of a man who is vile, And the pure -- upright [is] his work. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. YLT 9 Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions and a house of company. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. YLT 10 The soul of the wicked hath desired evil, Not gracious in his eyes is his neighbour. NIV 10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him. YLT 11 When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge. YLT 12 The Righteous One is acting wisely Towards the house of the wicked, He is overthrowing the wicked for wickedness. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. YLT 13 Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered. NIV 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. YLT 14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger, And a bribe in the bosom strong fury. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. YLT 15 To do justice [is] joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. YLT 16 A man who is wandering from the way of understanding, In an assembly of Rephaim resteth. NIV 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. YLT 17 Whoso [is] loving mirth [is] a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth. NIV 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. YLT 18 The wicked [is] an atonement for the righteous, And for the upright the treacherous dealer. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. YLT 19 Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than [with] a woman of contentions and anger. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. YLT 20 A treasure to be desired, and oil, [Is] in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth 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. YLT 21 Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour. NIV 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. YLT 22 A city of the mighty hath the wise gone up, And bringeth down the strength of its confidence. NIV 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. YLT 23 Whoso is keeping his mouth and his tongue, Is keeping from adversities his soul. NIV 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. YLT 24 Proud, haughty, scorner [is] his name, Who is working in the wrath of pride. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride. YLT 25 The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work. NIV 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. YLT 26 All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. YLT 27 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination, Much more when in wickedness he bringeth it. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! YLT 28 A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. YLT 29 A wicked man hath hardened by his face, And the upright -- he prepareth his way. NIV 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. YLT 30 There is no wisdom, nor understanding, Nor counsel, over-against Jehovah. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. YLT 31 A horse is prepared for a day of battle, And the deliverance [is] of Jehovah! NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.