Proverbs 21:8-18 NIV

8 The way of the guilty is devious,1 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.2

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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.3

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12 The Righteous Onea takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.4

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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 out5 and not be answered.6

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      14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.7

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      15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.8

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      16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.9

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      17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.10

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      18 The wicked become a ransom11 for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.

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