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Proverbs 21

GW 1 The king's heart is like streams of water. Both are under the LORD's control. He turns them in any direction he chooses. NIV 1 In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. GW 2 A person thinks everything he does is right, but the LORD weighs hearts. NIV 2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart. GW 3 Doing what is right and fair is more acceptable to the LORD than offering a sacrifice. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. GW 4 A conceited look and an arrogant attitude, which are the lamps of wicked people, are sins. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. GW 5 The plans of a hard-working person lead to prosperity, but everyone who is [always] in a hurry ends up in poverty. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. GW 6 Those who gather wealth by lying are wasting time. They are looking for death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. GW 7 The violence of wicked people will drag them away since 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. GW 8 The way of a guilty person is crooked, but the behavior of those who are pure is moral. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. GW 9 Better to live on a corner of a roof than to share a home with a quarreling woman. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. GW 10 The mind of a wicked person desires evil and has no consideration for his neighbor. NIV 10 The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. GW 11 When a mocker is punished, a gullible person becomes wise, and when a wise person is instructed, he gains knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge. GW 12 A righteous person wisely considers the house of a wicked person. He throws wicked people into disasters. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. GW 13 Whoever shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will call and not be answered. NIV 13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. GW 14 A gift [given] in secret calms anger, and a secret bribe calms great fury. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. GW 15 When justice is done, a righteous person is delighted, but troublemakers are terrified. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. GW 16 A person who wanders from the way of wise behavior will rest in the assembly of the dead. NIV 16 Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead. GW 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor. Whoever loves wine and expensive food will not become rich. NIV 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich. GW 18 Wicked people become a ransom for righteous people, and treacherous people will take the place of decent people. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. GW 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarreling and angry woman. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. GW 20 Costly treasure and wealth are in the home of a wise person, but a fool devours them. NIV 20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. GW 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and mercy will find life, righteousness, and honor. NIV 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. GW 22 A wise man attacks a city of warriors and pulls down the strong defenses in which they trust. NIV 22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust. GW 23 Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. NIV 23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. GW 24 An arrogant, conceited person is called a mocker. His arrogance knows no limits. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury. GW 25 The desire of a lazy person will kill him because his hands refuse to work. NIV 25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. GW 26 All day long he feels greedy, but a righteous person gives and does not hold back. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. GW 27 The sacrifice of wicked people is disgusting, especially if they bring it with evil intent. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with evil intent! GW 28 A lying witness will die, but a person who listens to advice will continue to speak. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully. GW 29 A wicked person puts up a bold front, but a decent person's way of life is his own security. NIV 29 The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways. GW 30 No wisdom, no understanding, and no advice [can stand up] against the LORD. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. GW 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.