Proverbs - 21

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1.uh[htpd; ,Ujak; fh;j;jhpd; ifapy; ePh;f;fhy;fisg;NghypUf;fpwJ@ mijj; jkJ rpj;jj;jpd;gb mth; jpUg;Gfpwhh;.
 THE KING'S heart is in the hand of the Lord, as are the watercourses; He turns it whichever way He wills.
2.kD\Dila topnay;yhk; mtd; ghh;itf;Fr; nrk;ikahfj; Njhd;Wk;@ fh;j;jNuh ,Ujaq;fis epWj;Jg;ghh;f;fpwhh;.
 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs and tries the hearts.
3.gypapLtijg;ghh;f;fpYk;> ePjpAk; epahaKk; nra;tNj fh;j;jUf;Fg; gphpak;.
 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
4.Nkl;bikahd ghh;itAk;> mfe;ijahd kdKKs;s Jd;khh;f;fh; NghLk; ntspr;rk; ghtNk.
 Haughtiness of eyes and a proud heart, even the tillage of the wicked or the lamp [of joy] to them [whatever it may be], are sin [in the eyes of God].
5.[hf;fpuijAs;stDila epidTfs; nry;tj;Jf;Fk;> gjWfpwtDila epidTfs; jhpj;jpuj;Jf;Fk; VJthFk;.
 The thoughts of the [steadily] diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want.
6.ngha;ehtpdhy; nghUisr; rk;ghjpg;gJ rhitj; NjLfpwth;fs; tpLfpw Rthrk;NghypUf;Fk;.
 Securing treasures by a lying tongue is a vapor driven to and fro; those who seek them seek death.
7.Jd;khh;f;fh; epahaQ;nra;a kdjpy;yhjpUf;fpwgbahy;> mth;fs; gho;f;fbf;fg;gl;Lg;Nghthh;fs;.
 The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, because they refuse to do justice.
8.Fw;wKs;std; jd; topfspy; khWghLs;std;@ Rj;jKs;stNdh jd; fphpiaapy; nrk;ikahdtd;.
 The way of the guilty is exceedingly crooked, but as for the pure, his work is right and his conduct is straight.
9.rz;ilf;fhhpNahNl xU nghpa tPl;by; FbapUg;gijg;ghh;f;fpYk;> tPl;bd;Nky; xU %iyapy; jq;fpapUg;gNj eyk;.
 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop [on the flat oriental roof, exposed to all kinds of weather] than in a house shared with a nagging, quarrelsome, and faultfinding woman.
10.Jd;khhf;fDila kdk; nghy;yhg;igr; nra;a tpUk;Gk;@ mtd; fz;fspy; mtd; mayhDf;F ,uf;fq;fpilahJ.
 The soul or life of the wicked craves and seeks evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
11.ghpahrf;fhuidj; jz;bf;Fk;NghJ Ngij Qhdkilthd;. Qhdthd; Nghjpf;fg;gLk;NghJ mwptilthd;.
 When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of [godly] Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed.
12.ePjpguh; Jd;khh;f;fUila tPl;ilf; ftdpj;Jg;ghh;f;fpwhh@ Jd;khh;f;fiuj; jPq;fpy; ftpo;j;Jg;NghLthh;.
 The [uncompromisingly] righteous man considers well the house of the wicked--how the wicked are cast down to ruin.
13.Vioapd; $f;FuYf;Fj; jd; nrtpia milj;Jf;nfhs;Sfpwtd;> jhDk; rj;jkpl;Lf; $g;gpLk;NghJ Nfl;fg;glkhl;lhd;.
 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor will cry out himself and not be heard.
14.me;juq;fkhaf; nfhLf;fg;gl;l ntFkjp Nfhgj;ijj; jzpf;Fk;@ kbapYs;s ghpjhdk; FNuhjj;ij Mw;Wk; .
 A gift in secret pacifies and turns away anger, and a bribe in the lap, strong wrath.
15.epahae;jPh;g;gJ ePjpkhDf;Fr; re;Njh\Kk;> mf;fpukf;fhuUf;Nfh mopTkhk;.
 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God), but to the evildoers it is dismay, calamity, and ruin.
16.tpNtfj;jpd; topia tpl;Lj; jg;gp elf;fpw kD\d; nrj;jth;fspd; $l;;lj;jpy; jhghpg;ghd;.
 A man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall abide in the congregation of the spirits (of the dead).
17.rpw;wpd;gg;gphpad; jhpj;jpudhthd;@ kJghdj;ijAk; vz;nziaAk; tpUk;Gfpwtd; IRthpathdhtjpy;iy.
 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
18.ePjpkhDf;Fg; gjpyhfj; Jd;khh;f;fDk;> nrk;ikahdtDf;Fg; gjpyhf JNuhfpAk; kPl;Fk;nghUshthh;fs;.
 The wicked become a ransom for the [uncompromisingly] righteous, and the treacherous for the upright [because the wicked themselves fall into the traps and pits they have dug for the good].
19.rz;ilf;fhhpAk; Nfhgf;fhhpAkhd ];jphPAld; FbapUg;gijg;ghh;f;fpYk; tdhe;jpuj;jpy; FbapUg;gJ eyk;.
 It is better to dwell in a desert land than with a contentious woman and with vexation.
20.Ntz;ba jputpaKk; vz;nzAk; QhdthDila thr];jyj;jpy; cz;L@ %lNdh mijr; nrytopj;Jg;NghLfpwhd;.
 There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.
21.ePjpiaAk; jiaiaAk; gpd;gw;Wfpwtd; [PtidAk; ePjpiaAk; kfpikiaAk; fz;lilthd;.
 He who earnestly seeks after and craves righteousness, mercy, and loving-kindness will find life in addition to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) and honor.
22.gythd;fSila gl;lzj;jpd; kjpiy QhdKs;std; Vwpg;gpbj;J> mth;fs; ek;gpd muiz ,bj;Jg;NghLthd;.
 A wise man scales the city walls of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
23.jd; thiaAk; jd; ehitAk; fhf;fpwtd; jd; Mj;Jkhit ,Lf;fz;fSf;F tpyf;fpf; fhf;fpwhd;.
 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from troubles.
24.mfq;fhuKk; ,Lk;GKs;stDf;Fg; ghpahrf;fhundd;W ngah;> mtd; mfe;ijahd rpdj;NjhNl elf;fpwhd;.
 The proud and haughty man--Scoffer is his name--deals and acts with overbearing pride.
25.Nrhk;Ngwpapd; iffs; Ntiynra;ar; rk;kjpahjjpdhy;> mtd; Mir mtidf; nfhy;Yk;.
 The desire of the slothful kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.
26.mtd; ehs;NjhWk; MtYld; ,r;rpf;fpwhd;@ ePjpkhNdh gprpdpj;jdkpy;yhky; nfhLg;ghd;.
 He covets greedily all the day long, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous gives and does not withhold.
27.Jd;khh;f;fUila gyp mUtUg;ghdJ@ mijj; Jh;r;rpe;ijNahNl nrYj;jpdhNyh vj;jid mjpfkha; mUtUf;fg;gLk;.
 The sacrifice of the wicked is exceedingly disgusting and abhorrent [to the Lord]--how much more when he brings it with evil intention?
28.ngha;r;rhl;rpf;fhud; nfl;Lg;Nghthd;@ nrtpnfhLf;fpwtNdh vg;nghOJk; Ngrj;jf;ftdhthd;.
 A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears attentively will endure and go unchallenged.
29.Jd;khh;f;fd; jd; Kfj;ijf; fbdg;gLj;Jfpwhd;@ nrk;ikahdtNdh jd; topia Neh;g;gLj;Jfpwhd;.
 A wicked man puts on the bold, unfeeling face [of guilt], but as for the upright, he considers, directs, and establishes his way [with the confidence of integrity].
30.fh;j;jUf;F tpNuhjkhd QhdKkpy;iy> Gj;jpAkpy;iy> MNyhridAkpy;iy.
 There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord.
31.Fjpiu Aj;jehSf;F Maj;jkhf;fg;gLk@ n[aNkh fh;j;juhy; tUk;.
 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance and victory are of the Lord.