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Proverbs 21

NAS 1 The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD ; He turns it wherever He wishes. NIV 1 In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. NAS 2 Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts. NIV 2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart. NAS 3 To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. NAS 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. NAS 5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. NAS 6 The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. NAS 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they refuse to act with justice. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. NAS 8 The way of a guilty man is crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. NAS 9 It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NAS 10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes. NIV 10 The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. NAS 11 When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge. NAS 12 The righteous one considers the house of the wicked, Turning the wicked to ruin. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. NAS 13 He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered. NIV 13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. NAS 14 A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. NAS 15 The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. NAS 16 A man who wanders from the way of understanding 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. NAS 17 He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich. NIV 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich. NAS 18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. NAS 19 It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. NAS 20 There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up. NIV 20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. NAS 21 He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor. NIV 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. NAS 22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold 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. NAS 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. NIV 23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. NAS 24 "Proud," "Haughty," "Scoffer," are his names, Who acts with insolent pride. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury. NAS 25 The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work; NIV 25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. NAS 26 All day long he is craving, While the righteous gives and does not hold back. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. NAS 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent! NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with evil intent! NAS 28 A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully. NAS 29 A wicked man displays a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure. NIV 29 The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways. NAS 30 There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD . NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. NAS 31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD . NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.

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