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;.
 1 The kingís heart is in the hand of the LORD he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.
2.kD\Dila topnay;yhk; mtd; ghh;itf;Fr; nrk;ikahfj; Njhd;Wk;@ fh;j;jNuh ,Ujaq;fis epWj;Jg;ghh;f;fpwhh;.
 2 All a manís ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.
3.gypapLtijg;ghh;f;fpYk;> ePjpAk; epahaKk; nra;tNj fh;j;jUf;Fg; gphpak;.
 3 To do what is right and just 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.
 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!
5.[hf;fpuijAs;stDila epidTfs; nry;tj;Jf;Fk;> gjWfpwtDila epidTfs; jhpj;jpuj;Jf;Fk; VJthFk;.
 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
6.ngha;ehtpdhy; nghUisr; rk;ghjpg;gJ rhitj; NjLfpwth;fs; tpLfpw Rthrk;NghypUf;Fk;.
 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapour and a deadly snare. [Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate most Hebrew manuscripts vapour for those who seek death]
7.Jd;khh;f;fh; epahaQ;nra;a kdjpy;yhjpUf;fpwgbahy;> mth;fs; gho;f;fbf;fg;gl;Lg;Nghthh;fs;.
 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.
8.Fw;wKs;std; jd; topfspy; khWghLs;std;@ Rj;jKs;stNdh jd; fphpiaapy; nrk;ikahdtd;.
 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
9.rz;ilf;fhhpNahNl xU nghpa tPl;by; FbapUg;gijg;ghh;f;fpYk;> tPl;bd;Nky; xU %iyapy; jq;fpapUg;gNj eyk;.
 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
10.Jd;khhf;fDila kdk; nghy;yhg;igr; nra;a tpUk;Gk;@ mtd; fz;fspy; mtd; mayhDf;F ,uf;fq;fpilahJ.
 10 The wicked man craves evil his neighbour gets no mercy from him.
11.ghpahrf;fhuidj; jz;bf;Fk;NghJ Ngij Qhdkilthd;. Qhdthd; Nghjpf;fg;gLk;NghJ mwptilthd;.
 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.
12.ePjpguh; Jd;khh;f;fUila tPl;ilf; ftdpj;Jg;ghh;f;fpwhh@ Jd;khh;f;fiuj; jPq;fpy; ftpo;j;Jg;NghLthh;.
 12 The Righteous One [Or The righteous man] takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.
13.Vioapd; $f;FuYf;Fj; jd; nrtpia milj;Jf;nfhs;Sfpwtd;> jhDk; rj;jkpl;Lf; $g;gpLk;NghJ Nfl;fg;glkhl;lhd;.
 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.
14.me;juq;fkhaf; nfhLf;fg;gl;l ntFkjp Nfhgj;ijj; jzpf;Fk;@ kbapYs;s ghpjhdk; FNuhjj;ij Mw;Wk; .
 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
15.epahae;jPh;g;gJ ePjpkhDf;Fr; re;Njh\Kk;> mf;fpukf;fhuUf;Nfh mopTkhk;.
 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
16.tpNtfj;jpd; topia tpl;Lj; jg;gp elf;fpw kD\d; nrj;jth;fspd; $l;;lj;jpy; jhghpg;ghd;.
 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
17.rpw;wpd;gg;gphpad; jhpj;jpudhthd;@ kJghdj;ijAk; vz;nziaAk; tpUk;Gfpwtd; IRthpathdhtjpy;iy.
 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.
18.ePjpkhDf;Fg; gjpyhfj; Jd;khh;f;fDk;> nrk;ikahdtDf;Fg; gjpyhf JNuhfpAk; kPl;Fk;nghUshthh;fs;.
 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.
19.rz;ilf;fhhpAk; Nfhgf;fhhpAkhd ];jphPAld; FbapUg;gijg;ghh;f;fpYk; tdhe;jpuj;jpy; FbapUg;gJ eyk;.
 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and illtempered wife.
20.Ntz;ba jputpaKk; vz;nzAk; QhdthDila thr];jyj;jpy; cz;L@ %lNdh mijr; nrytopj;Jg;NghLfpwhd;.
 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
21.ePjpiaAk; jiaiaAk; gpd;gw;Wfpwtd; [PtidAk; ePjpiaAk; kfpikiaAk; fz;lilthd;.
 21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity [Or righteousness] and honour.
22.gythd;fSila gl;lzj;jpd; kjpiy QhdKs;std; Vwpg;gpbj;J> mth;fs; ek;gpd muiz ,bj;Jg;NghLthd;.
 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls 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;.
 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
24.mfq;fhuKk; ,Lk;GKs;stDf;Fg; ghpahrf;fhundd;W ngah;> mtd; mfe;ijahd rpdj;NjhNl elf;fpwhd;.
 24 The proud and arrogant Man mocker is his name he behaves with overweening pride.
25.Nrhk;Ngwpapd; iffs; Ntiynra;ar; rk;kjpahjjpdhy;> mtd; Mir mtidf; nfhy;Yk;.
 25 The sluggardís craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
26.mtd; ehs;NjhWk; MtYld; ,r;rpf;fpwhd;@ ePjpkhNdh gprpdpj;jdkpy;yhky; nfhLg;ghd;.
 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
27.Jd;khh;f;fUila gyp mUtUg;ghdJ@ mijj; Jh;r;rpe;ijNahNl nrYj;jpdhNyh vj;jid mjpfkha; mUtUf;fg;gLk;.
 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable how much more so when brought with evil intent!
28.ngha;r;rhl;rpf;fhud; nfl;Lg;Nghthd;@ nrtpnfhLf;fpwtNdh vg;nghOJk; Ngrj;jf;ftdhthd;.
 28 A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed for ever. [Or but the words of an obedient man will live on]
29.Jd;khh;f;fd; jd; Kfj;ijf; fbdg;gLj;Jfpwhd;@ nrk;ikahdtNdh jd; topia Neh;g;gLj;Jfpwhd;.
 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways.
30.fh;j;jUf;F tpNuhjkhd QhdKkpy;iy> Gj;jpAkpy;iy> MNyhridAkpy;iy.
 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.
31.Fjpiu Aj;jehSf;F Maj;jkhf;fg;gLk@ n[aNkh fh;j;juhy; tUk;.
 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.