Proverbs 21:5-15 NIV

5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit1 as surely as haste leads to poverty.

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6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.a2

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    • a 21:6 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts "vapor for those who seek death"
      7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away,3 for they refuse to do what is right.

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      8 The way of the guilty is devious,4 but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

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      9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.5

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      10 The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him.
      11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.6

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      12 The Righteous Oneb takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.7

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        • b 21:12 - Or "The righteous man"
          13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out8 and not be answered.9

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          14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.10

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          15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.11

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