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Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 21:18-28

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Proverbs 21:18-28

NLT 18 The wicked are punished in place of the godly, and traitors in place of the honest. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. NLT 19 It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. NLT 20 The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get. NIV 20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. NLT 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor. NIV 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. NLT 22 The wise conquer the city of the strong and level the fortress 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. NLT 23 Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble. NIV 23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. NLT 24 Mockers are proud and haughty; they act with boundless arrogance. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury. NLT 25 Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work. NIV 25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. NLT 26 Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give! NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. NLT 27 The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable, especially when it is offered with wrong motives. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with evil intent! NLT 28 A false witness will be cut off, but a credible witness will be allowed to speak. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully.

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