Proverbs 21:24-31 NIV

24 The proud and arrogant1 man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.

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25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him,2 because his hands refuse to work.

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26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous3 give without sparing.4

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27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable5-- how much more so when brought with evil intent!6

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28 A false witness7 will perish,8 and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever.a

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    • d 21:28 - Or "/ but the words of an obedient man will live on"
      29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways.9

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      30 There is no wisdom,10 no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.11

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      31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.12

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