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Proverbs 21

WYC 1 As partings of waters, so the heart of the king is in the power of the Lord; whither ever he will, he shall bow it. (Like out-flowings of water, is the king's heart in the Lord's hand; he shall turn it wherever he will, or desireth.) NIV 1 In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. WYC 2 Each way of a man seemeth rightful to himself; but the Lord weigheth the hearts. NIV 2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart. WYC 3 To do mercy and doom, pleaseth more the Lord, than sacrifices. (To do mercy and justice, that pleaseth the Lord more than sacrifices, or burnt offerings.) NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. WYC 4 Enhancing of eyes is [the] alarging of the heart; the lantern of wicked men is sin. (The raising up of the eyes, and the enlarging of the heart; such sins be the lantern of the wicked.) NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. WYC 5 The thoughts of a strong man be ever in abundance; but each slow man is ever in neediness. (The thoughts of a strong person be forevermore on abundance, or on plenty; but those of each person in haste be forevermore on neediness./Carefully-made plans shall be successful; but each person in haste shall be forever in need.) NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. WYC 6 He that gathereth treasures by the tongue of a lie maker, (or of a liar,) is vain, and without heart; and he shall be hurled to the snares of death. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. WYC 7 The ravens of unpious men shall draw them down; for they would not do doom. (The robberies of the wicked shall pull them down; for what they do is wrong.) NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. WYC 8 The wayward way of a man is alien from God; but the work of him that is clean of sin, is rightful. (The evil way of a person is alien to God; but the work of him who is clean of sin, is upright.) NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. WYC 9 It is better to sit in the corner of an house without roof, than with a woman full of chiding, and in a common house. (It is better to sit in the corner of a house without a roof, than with a woman full of arguments, or of bickering, in a house together.) NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. WYC 10 The soul of an unpious man desireth evil; he shall not have mercy on his neighbour. (The soul of a wicked person desireth evil; he shall not even give mercy to his friend.) NIV 10 The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. WYC 11 When a man full of pestilence is punished, a little man of wit shall be wiser (even someone of little wit, or of low intelligence, shall be made the wiser); and if he followeth a wise man, he shall take knowing. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge. WYC 12 A just man of the house of a wicked man thinketh, to withdraw wicked men from evil. (The righteous think about the wicked in their houses, but it is God who shall throw down the wicked for their evil./The just God thinketh about the house of the wicked, and he shall throw down the wicked for their evil.) NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. WYC 13 He that stoppeth his ear at the cry of a poor man, shall cry also (shall also cry), and he shall not be heard. NIV 13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. WYC 14 A gift hid quencheth chidings (A secret gift quencheth arguments); and a gift in [the] bosom quencheth most indignation. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. WYC 15 It is joy to a just man to make doom; and it is dread to them that work wickedness. (It is a joy for the righteous to see justice done; but judgement bringeth ruin to those who work wickedness.) NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. WYC 16 A man that erreth from the way of doctrine, shall dwell in the company of giants, that is, of men evil ruled, either of fiends. (Those who err, or who stray, from the way of doctrine, shall dwell in the company of the dead.) NIV 16 Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead. WYC 17 He that loveth meats shall be in neediness (He who loveth too much food shall be in want); he that loveth wine and fat things, shall not be made rich. NIV 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich. WYC 18 An unpious man shall be given for a just man; and a wicked man shall be given for a rightful man. (An evil person shall be given as a ransom for a righteous person; and a wicked person shall be given as a ransom for an upright person.) NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. WYC 19 It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a woman full of chiding, and wrathful. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. WYC 20 Desirable treasure and oil is in the dwelling place of a just man; and an unprudent man shall destroy it. (Desirable treasure and oil be in the dwelling place of the wise; but an imprudent person shall destroy it all.) NIV 20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. WYC 21 He that followeth rightfulness and mercy, shall find life, [and rightwiseness,] and glory. NIV 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. WYC 22 A wise man ascended into the city of (the) strong men, and destroyed the strength of [the] trust thereof. NIV 22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust. WYC 23 He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue (under control), keepeth his soul from anguishes. NIV 23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. WYC 24 A proud man and (a) boaster is called a fool, (for) that (he) worketh (his) pride in ire. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury. WYC 25 Desires slay a slow man; for his hands would not (do) work (of) anything. (Desires shall slay a lazy person; for his hands shall not do any work.) NIV 25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. WYC 26 All day he coveteth and desireth; but he that is a just man, shall give, and shall not cease. (All day long he wanteth, and longeth for; but he who is righteous, shall give, and shall never cease to give.) NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. WYC 27 The offerings of wicked men (The offerings of the wicked), that be offered (out) of great trespass, be abominable. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with evil intent! WYC 28 A false witness shall perish; a man obedient shall speak victory (but an honest person shall speak, and be rewarded). NIV 28 A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully. WYC 29 A wicked man maketh firm his cheer unshamefastly; but he that is rightful, amendeth his way. (A wicked person unashamedly maketh firm his face, or is stubborn; but he who is upright, mendeth his way.) NIV 29 The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways. WYC 30 No wisdom there is, no prudence there is, no counsel there is, against the Lord. (There is no wisdom, no understanding, no good advice, in being against the Lord.) NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. WYC 31 An horse is made ready to the day of battle; but the Lord shall give health. (A horse can be prepared for the day of battle; but victory cometh only from the Lord.) NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.

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