Bible Keywords

      "fear of the Lord - abide in satisfaction"

Proverbs 19:23  NKJ version
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:23  Amplified version
23 The reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it rests satisfied; he cannot be visited with [actual] evil. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The fear of the Lord leads to life"

Proverbs 19:23  NKJ version
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:23  Amplified version
23 The reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it rests satisfied; he cannot be visited with [actual] evil. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a poor man is better than a liar"

Proverbs 19:22  NKJ version
22 What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:22  Amplified version
22 That which is desired in a man is loyalty and kindness [and his glory and delight are his giving], but a poor man is better than a liar. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "desired in a man is kindness"

Proverbs 19:22  NKJ version
22 What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:22  Amplified version
22 That which is desired in a man is loyalty and kindness [and his glory and delight are his giving], but a poor man is better than a liar. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "many plans in a man's heart - Lord's purpose will stand"

Proverbs 19:21  NKJ version
21 There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless the Lord's counsel-that will stand. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:21  Amplified version
21 Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Listen to counsel and receive instruction - wise in later days"

Proverbs 19:20  NKJ version
20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter days. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:20  Amplified version
20 Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A man of great wrath shall suffer the penalty"

Proverbs 19:19  NKJ version
19 A man of great wrath will suffer punishment; For if you rescue him, you will have to do it again. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:19  Amplified version
19 A man of great wrath shall suffer the penalty; for if you deliver him [from the consequences], he will [feel free to] cause you to do it again. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "do not set your heart on his destruction"

Proverbs 19:18  NKJ version
18 Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.[b] ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:18  Amplified version
18 Discipline your son while there is hope, but do not [indulge your angry resentments by undue chastisements and] set yourself to his ruin. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Chasten your son while there is hope"

Proverbs 19:18  NKJ version
18 Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.[b] ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:18  Amplified version
18 Discipline your son while there is hope, but do not [indulge your angry resentments by undue chastisements and] set yourself to his ruin. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He will pay back what he has given"

Proverbs 19:17  NKJ version
17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:17  Amplified version
17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord"

Proverbs 19:17  NKJ version
17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:17  Amplified version
17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who is careless of his ways will die"

Proverbs 19:16  NKJ version
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless[a] of his ways will die. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:16  Amplified version
16 He who keeps the commandment [of the Lord] keeps his own life, but he who despises His ways shall die. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul"

Proverbs 19:16  NKJ version
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless[a] of his ways will die. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:16  Amplified version
16 He who keeps the commandment [of the Lord] keeps his own life, but he who despises His ways shall die. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "an idle person will suffer hunger"

Proverbs 19:15  NKJ version
15 Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:15  Amplified version
15 Slothfulness casts one into a deep sleep, and the idle person shall suffer hunger. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Laziness casts one into a deep sleep"

Proverbs 19:15  NKJ version
15 Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:15  Amplified version
15 Slothfulness casts one into a deep sleep, and the idle person shall suffer hunger. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "But a prudent wife is from the Lord"

Proverbs 19:14  NKJ version
14 Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:14  Amplified version
14 House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but a wise, understanding, and prudent wife is from the Lord. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers"

Proverbs 19:14  NKJ version
14 Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:14  Amplified version
14 House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but a wise, understanding, and prudent wife is from the Lord. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping"

Proverbs 19:13  NKJ version
13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:13  Amplified version
13 A self-confident and foolish son is the [multiplied] calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dripping [of water through a chink in the roof]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "foolish son is the ruin of his father"

Proverbs 19:13  NKJ version
13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:13  Amplified version
13 A self-confident and foolish son is the [multiplied] calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dripping [of water through a chink in the roof]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "king's favor is like dew on the grass"

Proverbs 19:12  NKJ version
12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:12  Amplified version
12 The king's wrath is as terrifying as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as [refreshing as] dew upon the grass. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion"

Proverbs 19:12  NKJ version
12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:12  Amplified version
12 The king's wrath is as terrifying as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as [refreshing as] dew upon the grass. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "discretion - his glory is to overlook a transgression"

Proverbs 19:11  NKJ version
11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:11  Amplified version
11 Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger"

Proverbs 19:11  NKJ version
11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:11  Amplified version
11 Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Luxury is not fitting for a fool"

Proverbs 19:10  NKJ version
10 Luxury is not fitting for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule over princes. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:10  Amplified version
10 Luxury is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool-much less for a slave to rule over princes. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who keeps understanding will find good"

Proverbs 19:8  NKJ version
8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:8  Amplified version
8 He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who gets wisdom loves his own soul"

Proverbs 19:8  NKJ version
8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:8  Amplified version
8 He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the brothers of the poor hate him"

Proverbs 19:7  NKJ version
7 All the brothers of the poor hate him; How much more do his friends go far from him! He may pursue them with words, yet they abandon him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:7  Amplified version
7 All the brothers of a poor man detest him-how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "every man is a friend to one who gives gifts"

Proverbs 19:6  NKJ version
6 Many entreat the favor of the nobility, And every man is a friend to one who gives gifts. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:6  Amplified version
6 Many will entreat the favor of a liberal man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who speaks lies will not escape"

Proverbs 19:5  NKJ version
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies will not escape. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:5  Amplified version
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he who breathes out lies shall not escape. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "false witness will not go unpunished"

Proverbs 19:5  NKJ version
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies will not escape. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:5  Amplified version
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he who breathes out lies shall not escape. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the poor is separated from his friend"

Proverbs 19:4  NKJ version
4 Wealth makes many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:4  Amplified version
4 Wealth makes many friends, but the poor man is avoided by his neighbor. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Wealth makes many friends"

Proverbs 19:4  NKJ version
4 Wealth makes many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:4  Amplified version
4 Wealth makes many friends, but the poor man is avoided by his neighbor. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "foolishness of a man - his heart frets against the Lord"

Proverbs 19:3  NKJ version
3 The foolishness of a man twists his way, And his heart frets against the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:3  Amplified version
3 The foolishness of man subverts his way [ruins his affairs]; then his heart is resentful and frets against the Lord. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The foolishness of a man twists his way"

Proverbs 19:3  NKJ version
3 The foolishness of a man twists his way, And his heart frets against the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:3  Amplified version
3 The foolishness of man subverts his way [ruins his affairs]; then his heart is resentful and frets against the Lord. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "overhasty is to sin and miss the mark"

Proverbs 19:2  NKJ version
2 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, And he sins who hastens with his feet. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:2  Amplified version
2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and to be overhasty is to sin and miss the mark. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Desire without knowledge is not good"

Proverbs 19:2  NKJ version
2 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, And he sins who hastens with his feet. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:2  Amplified version
2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and to be overhasty is to sin and miss the mark. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "perverse in his lips, and is a fool"

Proverbs 19:1  NKJ version
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:1  Amplified version
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is perverse in his speech and is a [self-confident] fool. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Better is the poor who walks in his integrity"

Proverbs 19:1  NKJ version
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:1  Amplified version
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is perverse in his speech and is a [self-confident] fool. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "friend who sticks closer than a brother"

Proverbs 18:24  NKJ version
24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly,[b] But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:24  Amplified version
24 The man of many friends [a friend of all the world] will prove himself a bad friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "rich answers roughly"

Proverbs 18:23  NKJ version
23 The poor man uses entreaties, But the rich answers roughly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:23  Amplified version
23 The poor man uses entreaties, but the rich answers roughly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The poor man uses entreaties"

Proverbs 18:23  NKJ version
23 The poor man uses entreaties, But the rich answers roughly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:23  Amplified version
23 The poor man uses entreaties, but the rich answers roughly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who finds a true wife finds a good thing - favor from the Lord"

Proverbs 18:22  NKJ version
22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:22  Amplified version
22 He who finds a [true] wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Death and life are in the power of the tongue"

Proverbs 18:21  NKJ version
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:21  Amplified version
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the produce of his lips he shall be filled"

Proverbs 18:20  NKJ version
20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:20  Amplified version
20 A man's [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth"

Proverbs 18:20  NKJ version
20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:20  Amplified version
20 A man's [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "contentions are like the bars of a castle"

Proverbs 18:19  NKJ version
19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:19  Amplified version
19 A brother offended is harder to be won over than a strong city, and [their] contentions separate them like the bars of a castle. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city"

Proverbs 18:19  NKJ version
19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:19  Amplified version
19 A brother offended is harder to be won over than a strong city, and [their] contentions separate them like the bars of a castle. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Casting lots causes contentions to cease"

Proverbs 18:18  NKJ version
18 Casting lots causes contentions to cease, And keeps the mighty apart. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:18  Amplified version
18 To cast lots puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who states his case first seems right - rival - cross examine him"

Proverbs 18:17  NKJ version
17 The first one to plead his cause seems right, Until his neighbor comes and examines him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:17  Amplified version
17 He who states his case first seems right, until his rival comes and cross-examines him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A man's gift makes room for him "

Proverbs 18:16  NKJ version
16 A man's gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:16  Amplified version
16 A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the ear of the wise seeks knowledge"

Proverbs 18:15  NKJ version
15 The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:15  Amplified version
15 The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge"

Proverbs 18:15  NKJ version
15 The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:15  Amplified version
15 The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "who can bear a broken spirit"

Proverbs 18:14  NKJ version
14 The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit? ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:14  Amplified version
14 The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness"

Proverbs 18:14  NKJ version
14 The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit? ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:14   Amplified version
14 The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who answers a matter before he hears it"

Proverbs 18:13  NKJ version
13 He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:13  Amplified version
13 He who answers a matter before he hears the facts-it is folly and shame to him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "before honor is humility"

Proverbs 18:12  NKJ version
12 Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:12  Amplified version
12 Haughtiness comes before disaster, but humility before honor. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty"

Proverbs 18:12  NKJ version
12 Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:12  Amplified version
12 Haughtiness comes before disaster, but humility before honor. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The rich man's wealth is his strong city"

Proverbs 18:11  NKJ version
11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own esteem. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:11  Amplified version
11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high protecting wall in his own imagination and conceit. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The righteous run to it and are safe"

Proverbs 18:10  NKJ version
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:10  Amplified version
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The name of the Lord is a strong tower"

Proverbs 18:10  NKJ version
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:10  Amplified version
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "slothful in his work"

Proverbs 18:9  NKJ version
9 He who is slothful in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:9  Amplified version
9 He who is loose and slack in his work is brother to him who is a destroyer and [a]he who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The words of a whisperer or talebearer are as dainty morsels"

Proverbs 18:8  NKJ version
8 The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles,[a] And they go down into the inmost body. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:8  Amplified version
8 The words of a whisperer or talebearer are as dainty morsels; they go down into the innermost parts of the body. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "lips - of a foul's mouth - are the snare of his soul"

Proverbs 18:7  NKJ version
7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:7  Amplified version
7 A [self-confident] fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A fool's mouth is his destruction"

Proverbs 18:7  NKJ version
7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:7  Amplified version
7 A [self-confident] fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "fool's mouth calls for blows"

Proverbs 18:6  NKJ version
6 A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:6  Amplified version
6 A [self-confident] fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "fool's lips enter into contention"

Proverbs 18:6  NKJ version
6 A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:6  Amplified version
6 A [self-confident] fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "not good to show partiality to the wicked"

Proverbs 18:5  NKJ version
5 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:5  Amplified version
5 To respect the person of the wicked and be partial to him, so as to deprive the [consistently] righteous of justice, is not good. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook"

Proverbs 18:4  NKJ version
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:4  Amplified version
4 The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "words of a man's mouth are deep waters"

Proverbs 18:4  NKJ version
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:4  Amplified version
4 The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "dishonor comes reproach"

Proverbs 18:3  NKJ version
3 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; And with dishonor comes reproach. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:3  Amplified version
3 When the wicked comes in [to the depth of evil], he becomes a contemptuous despiser [of all that is pure and good], and with inner baseness comes outer shame and reproach. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "wicked comes, contempt comes also"

Proverbs 18:3  NKJ version
3 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; And with dishonor comes reproach. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:3  Amplified version
3 When the wicked comes in [to the depth of evil], he becomes a contemptuous despiser [of all that is pure and good], and with inner baseness comes outer shame and reproach. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      " a fool - revealing, expressing his personal opinions and himself"

Proverbs 18:2  NKJ version
2 A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:2  Amplified version
2 A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A fool has no delight in understanding"

Proverbs 18:2  NKJ version
2 A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:2  Amplified version
2 A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "separate himself - break out against all wise and sound judgment"

Proverbs 18:1  NKJ version
A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:1  Amplified version
He who willfully separates and estranges himself [from God and man] seeks his own desire and pretext to break out against all wise and sound judgment. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire"

Proverbs 18:1  NKJ version
A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 18:1  Amplified version
He who willfully separates and estranges himself [from God and man] seeks his own desire and pretext to break out against all wise and sound judgment. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "fool - When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive"

Proverbs 17:28  NKJ version
28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:28  Amplified version
28 Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace"

Proverbs 17:28  NKJ version
28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:28  Amplified version
28 Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a man of understanding is of a calm spirit"

Proverbs 17:27  NKJ version
27 He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:27  Amplified version
27 He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who has knowledge spares his words"

Proverbs 17:27  NKJ version
27 He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:27  Amplified version
27 He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "not good - to strike princes for their uprightness"

Proverbs 17:26  NKJ version
26 Also, to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to strike princes for their uprightness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:26  Amplified version
26 Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "to punish the righteous is not good"

Proverbs 17:26  NKJ version
26 Also, to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to strike princes for their uprightness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:26  Amplified version
26 Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "foolish son - bitterness to her who bore him"

Proverbs 17:25  NKJ version
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:25  Amplified version
25 A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "foolish son is a grief to his father"

Proverbs 17:25  NKJ version
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:25  Amplified version
25 A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth"

Proverbs 17:24  NKJ version
24 Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:24  Amplified version
24 A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom"

Proverbs 17:24  NKJ version
24 Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:24  Amplified version
24 A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "pervert the ways of justice"

Proverbs 17:23  NKJ version
23 A wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back[c] To pervert the ways of justice. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:23  Amplified version
23 A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back"

Proverbs 17:23  NKJ version
23 A wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back[c] To pervert the ways of justice. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:23  Amplified version
23 A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "broken spirit dries the bones"

Proverbs 17:22  NKJ version
22 A merry heart does good, like medicine,[b] But a broken spirit dries the bones. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:22  Amplified version
22 A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A merry heart does good, like medicine"

Proverbs 17:22  NKJ version
22 A merry heart does good, like medicine,[b] But a broken spirit dries the bones. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:22  Amplified version
22 A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "father of a fool has no joy"

Proverbs 17:21  NKJ version
21 He who begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:21  Amplified version
21 He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow"

Proverbs 17:21  NKJ version
21 He who begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:21  Amplified version
21 He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "perverse tongue falls into evil"

Proverbs 17:20  NKJ version
20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:20  Amplified version
20 He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "deceitful heart finds no good"

Proverbs 17:20  NKJ version
20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:20  Amplified version
20 He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who exalts his gate seeks destruction"

Proverbs 17:19  NKJ version
19 He who loves transgression loves strife, And he who exalts his gate seeks destruction. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:19  Amplified version
19 He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "loves transgression loves strife"

Proverbs 17:19  NKJ version
19 He who loves transgression loves strife, And he who exalts his gate seeks destruction. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:19  Amplified version
19 He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge"

Proverbs 17:18  NKJ version
18 A man devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge, And becomes surety for his friend. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:18  Amplified version
18 A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a brother is born for adversity"

Proverbs 17:17  NKJ version
17 A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:17  Amplified version
17 A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A friend loves at all times"

Proverbs 17:17  NKJ version
17 A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:17  Amplified version
17 A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "hand of a fool - purchase price of wisdom - no heart for it"

Proverbs 17:16  NKJ version
16 Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom, Since he has no heart for it? ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:16  Amplified version
16 Of what use is money in the hand of a [self-confident] fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom-when he has no understanding or heart for it? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "justify the wicked - condemns the just - both are abomination to the Lord"

Proverbs 17:15  NKJ version
15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:15  Amplified version
15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination [exceedingly disgusting and hateful] to the Lord. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "stop contention before a quarrel starts"

Proverbs 17:14  NKJ version
14 The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:14  Amplified version
14 The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "rewards evil for good - evil will not depart - house"

Proverbs 17:13  NKJ version
13 Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:13  Amplified version
13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "beginning of strife is like releasing water"

Proverbs 17:14  NKJ version
14 The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:14  Amplified version
14 The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "man meet a bear robbed of her cubs - than fool in his folly"

Proverbs 17:12  NKJ version
12 Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:12  Amplified version
12 Let [the brute ferocity of] a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a [self-confident] fool in his folly [when he is in a rage]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a stern and pitiless messenger shall be sent against him"

Proverbs 17:11  NKJ version
11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:11  Amplified version
11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a stern and pitiless messenger shall be sent against him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "An evil man seeks only rebellion"

Proverbs 17:11  NKJ version
11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:11  Amplified version
11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a stern and pitiless messenger shall be sent against him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "rebuke - hundred blows on a fool"

Proverbs 17:10  NKJ version
10 Rebuke is more effective for a wise man Than a hundred blows on a fool. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:10  Amplified version
10 A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Rebuke is more effective for a wise man"

Proverbs 17:10  NKJ version
10 Rebuke is more effective for a wise man Than a hundred blows on a fool. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:10  Amplified version
10 A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who repeats a matter separates friends"

Proverbs 17:9  NKJ version
9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:9  Amplified version
9 He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who covers a transgression seeks love"

Proverbs 17:9  NKJ version
9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:9  Amplified version
9 He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a present - bribe is like a bright, precious stone"

Proverbs 17:8  NKJ version
8 A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor; Wherever he turns, he prospers. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:8  Amplified version
8 A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; [as if by magic] he prospers, whichever way he turns. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool - lying lips less to a prince"

Proverbs 17:7  NKJ version
7 Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool, Much less lying lips to a prince. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:7  Amplified version
7 Fine or arrogant speech does not befit [an empty-headed] fool-much less do lying lips befit a prince. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the glory of children is their father"

Proverbs 17:6  NKJ version
6 Children's children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:6  Amplified version
6 Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Children's children are the crown of old men"

Proverbs 17:6  NKJ version
6 Children's children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:6  Amplified version
6 Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "glad at calamity will not go unpunished"

Proverbs 17:5  NKJ version
5 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:5  Amplified version
5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "mocks the poor reproaches his Maker"

Proverbs 17:5  NKJ version
5 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:5  Amplified version
5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue"

Proverbs 17:4  NKJ version
4 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:4  Amplified version
4 The Lord has made everything [to accommodate itself and contribute] to its own end and His own purpose-even the wicked [are fitted for their role] for the day of calamity and evil. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "evildoer gives heed to false lips"

Proverbs 17:4  NKJ version
4 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:4  Amplified version
4 The Lord has made everything [to accommodate itself and contribute] to its own end and His own purpose-even the wicked [are fitted for their role] for the day of calamity and evil. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the Lord tests the hearts"

Proverbs 17:3  NKJ version
3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the Lord tests the hearts. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:3  Amplified version
3 Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "wise servant - rule over a son who causes shame - share inheritance among brother"

Proverbs 17:2  NKJ version
2 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, And will share an inheritance among the brothers. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:2  Amplified version
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Better - dry morsel with quietness - house full of feasting with stripe"

Proverbs 17:1  NKJ version
Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting[a] with strife. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 17:1  Amplified version
The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "lot is cast - but - every decision is from the Lord"

Proverbs 16:33  NKJ version
33 The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:33  Amplified version
33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is wholly of the Lord [even the events that seem accidental are really ordered by Him]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who rules his spirit - is better - than he who takes a city"

Proverbs 16:32  NKJ version
32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:32  Amplified version
32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who rules his [own] spirit than he who takes a city. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty"

Proverbs 16:32  NKJ version
32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:32  Amplified version
32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who rules his [own] spirit than he who takes a city. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "found in the way of righteousness - silver-haired head"

Proverbs 16:31  NKJ version
31 The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, If it is found in the way of righteousness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:31  Amplified version
31 The hoary head is a crown of beauty and glory if it is found in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The silver-haired head is a crown of glory"

Proverbs 16:31  NKJ version
31 The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, If it is found in the way of righteousness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:31  Amplified version
31 The hoary head is a crown of beauty and glory if it is found in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He purses his lips and brings about evil - violent man"

Proverbs 16:30  NKJ version
30 He winks his eye to devise perverse things; He purses his lips and brings about evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:30  Amplified version
30 He who shuts his eyes to devise perverse things and who compresses his lips [as if in concealment] brings evil to pass. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He winks his eye to devise perverse things - violent man"

Proverbs 16:30  NKJ version
30 He winks his eye to devise perverse things; He purses his lips and brings about evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:30  Amplified version
30 He who shuts his eyes to devise perverse things and who compresses his lips [as if in concealment] brings evil to pass. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "wise in heart - add learning to his lips"

Proverbs 16:23  NKJ version
23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:23  Amplified version
23 The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A violent man entices his neighbor - lead him in not good way"

Proverbs 16:29  NKJ version
29 A violent man entices his neighbor, And leads him in a way that is not good. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:29  Amplified version
29 The exceedingly grasping, covetous, and violent man entices his neighbor, leading him in a way that is not good. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a whisperer separates the best of friends"

Proverbs 16:28  NKJ version
28 A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:28  Amplified version
28 A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "perverse man sows strife"

Proverbs 16:28  NKJ version
28 A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:28  Amplified version
28 A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "ungodly man digs up evil - his lips like a burning fire"

Proverbs 16:27  NKJ version
27 An ungodly man digs up evil, And it is on his lips like a burning fire. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:27  Amplified version
27 A worthless man devises and digs up mischief, and in his lips there is as a scorching fire. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "person labor for himself - his hungry mouth drives him on"

Proverbs 16:26  NKJ version
26 The person who labors, labors for himself, For his hungry mouth drives him on. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:26  Amplified version
26 The appetite of the laborer works for him, for [the need of] his mouth urges him on. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "There is a way that seems right to a man - but death"

Proverbs 16:25  NKJ version
25 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:25  Amplified version
25 There is a way that seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "pleasant words - Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones"

Proverbs 16:24  NKJ version
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:24  Amplified version
24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Pleasant words are like a honeycomb"

Proverbs 16:24  NKJ version
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:24  Amplified version
24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "heart of the wise - adds learning to his lips"

Proverbs 16:23  NKJ version
23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:23  Amplified version
23 The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The heart of the wise teaches his mouth"

Proverbs 16:23  NKJ version
23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:23  Amplified version
23 The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the correction of fools is folly"

Proverbs 16:22  NKJ version
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it. But the correction of fools is folly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:22  Amplified version
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to those who have it, but to give instruction to fools is folly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it"

Proverbs 16:22  NKJ version
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it. But the correction of fools is folly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:22  Amplified version
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to those who have it, but to give instruction to fools is folly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "wise in heart - And sweetness of the lips increases learning"

Proverbs 16:21  NKJ version
21 The wise in heart will be called prudent, And sweetness of the lips increases learning. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:21  Amplified version
21 The wise in heart are called prudent, understanding, and knowing, and winsome speech increases learning [in both speaker and listener]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The wise in heart will be called prudent"

Proverbs 16:21  NKJ version
21 The wise in heart will be called prudent, And sweetness of the lips increases learning. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:21  Amplified version
21 The wise in heart are called prudent, understanding, and knowing, and winsome speech increases learning [in both speaker and listener]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he"

Proverbs 16:20  NKJ version
20 He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:20  Amplified version
20 He who deals wisely and heeds [God's] word and counsel shall find good, and whoever leans on, trusts in, and is confident in the Lord-happy, blessed, and fortunate is he. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who heeds the word wisely will find good"

Proverbs 16:20  NKJ version
20 He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:20  Amplified version
20 He who deals wisely and heeds [God's] word and counsel shall find good, and whoever leans on, trusts in, and is confident in the Lord-happy, blessed, and fortunate is he. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "better - humble spirit - Than to divide the spoil with the proud"

Proverbs 16:19  NKJ version
19 Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to divide the spoil with the proud. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:19  Amplified version
19 Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the meek and poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly"

Proverbs 16:19  NKJ version
19 Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to divide the spoil with the proud. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:19  Amplified version
19 Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the meek and poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a haughty spirit before a fall"

Proverbs 16:18  NKJ version
18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:18  Amplified version
18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Pride goes before destruction"

Proverbs 16:18  NKJ version
18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:18  Amplified version
18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who keeps his way preserves his soul"

Proverbs 16:17  NKJ version
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:17  Amplified version
17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The highway of the upright is to depart from evil"

Proverbs 16:17  NKJ version
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:17  Amplified version
17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver"

Proverbs 16:16  NKJ version
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:16  Amplified version
16 How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "How much better to get wisdom than gold!"

Proverbs 16:16  NKJ version
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:16  Amplified version
16 How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain"

Proverbs 16:15  NKJ version
15 In the light of the king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:15  Amplified version
15 In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favor is as a cloud bringing the spring rain. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "In the light of the king's face is life"

Proverbs 16:15  NKJ version
15 In the light of the king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:15  Amplified version
15 In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favor is as a cloud bringing the spring rain. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "As messengers of death is the king's wrath - wise man appease it"

Proverbs 16:14  NKJ version
14 As messengers of death is the king's wrath, But a wise man will appease it. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:14  Amplified version
14 As messengers of death is the king's wrath, But a wise man will appease it. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "they love him who speaks what is right"

Proverbs 16:13  NKJ version
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And they love him who speaks what is right. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:13  Amplified version
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And they love him who speaks what is right. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Righteous lips are the delight of kings"

Proverbs 16:13  NKJ version
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And they love him who speaks what is right. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:13  Amplified version
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And they love him who speaks what is right. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a throne is established by righteousness"

Proverbs 16:12  NKJ version
12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, For a throne is established by righteousness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:12  Amplified version
12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, For a throne is established by righteousness. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness"

Proverbs 16:12  NKJ version
12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, For a throne is established by righteousness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:12  Amplified version
12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, For a throne is established by righteousness. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "All the weights in the bag are His work"

Proverbs 16:11  NKJ version
11 Honest weights and scales are the Lord's; All the weights in the bag are His work. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:11  Amplified version
11 Honest weights and scales are the Lord's; All the weights in the bag are His work. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Honest weights and scales are the Lord's"

Proverbs 16:11  NKJ version
11 Honest weights and scales are the Lord's; All the weights in the bag are His work. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:11  Amplified version
11 Honest weights and scales are the Lord's; All the weights in the bag are His work. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A man's heart plans his way - the Lord directs his steps"

Proverbs 16:9  NKJ version
9 A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:9  Amplified version
9 A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Better is a little with righteousness - than vast - without justice"

Proverbs 16:8  NKJ version
8 Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:8  Amplified version
8 Better is a little with righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation and right standing with God) than great revenues with injustice. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "When a man's ways please the Lord"

Proverbs 16:7  NKJ version
7 When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:7  Amplified version
7 When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Atonement is provided for iniquity"

Proverbs 16:6  NKJ version
6 In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:6  Amplified version
6 By mercy and love, truth and fidelity [to God and man-not by sacrificial offerings], iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil"

Proverbs 16:6  NKJ version
6 In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:6  Amplified version
6 By mercy and love, truth and fidelity [to God and man-not by sacrificial offerings], iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord"

Proverbs 16:5  NKJ version
5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces,[a] none will go unpunished. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:5  Amplified version
5 Everyone proud and arrogant in heart is disgusting, hateful, and exceedingly offensive to the Lord; be assured [I pledge it] they will not go unpunished. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The Lord has made all for Himself - even the wicked for the day of doom"

Proverbs 16:4  NKJ version
4 The Lord has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:4  Amplified version
4 The Lord has made everything [to accommodate itself and contribute] to its own end and His own purpose-even the wicked [are fitted for their role] for the day of calamity and evil. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Commit your works to the Lord - your thoughts will be established"

Proverbs 16:3  NKJ version
3 Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:3  Amplified version
3 Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the Lord weighs the spirits"

Proverbs 16:2  NKJ version
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:2  Amplified version
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes"

Proverbs 16:2  NKJ version
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:2  Amplified version
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the answer of the tongue is from the Lord"

Proverbs 16:1  NKJ version
The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:1  Amplified version
The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The preparations of the heart belong to man"

Proverbs 16:1  NKJ version
The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 16:1  Amplified version
The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "before honor is humility"

Proverbs 15:33  NKJ version
33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:33  Amplified version
33 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord brings instruction in Wisdom, and humility comes before honor. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom"

Proverbs 15:33  NKJ version
33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:33  Amplified version
33 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord brings instruction in Wisdom, and humility comes before honor. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who heeds rebuke gets understanding"

Proverbs 15:32  NKJ version
32 He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:32  Amplified version
32 He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself"

Proverbs 15:32  NKJ version
32 He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:32  Amplified version
32 He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The ear that hears the rebukes of life - abide among wise"

Proverbs 15:31  NKJ version
31 The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:31  Amplified version
31 The ear that listens to the reproof [that leads to or gives] life will remain among the wise. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      " a good report makes the bones healthy"

Proverbs 15:30  NKJ version
30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy.[e] ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:30  Amplified version
30 The light in the eyes [of him whose heart is joyful] rejoices the hearts of others, and good news nourishes the bones. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The light of the eyes rejoices the heart"

Proverbs 15:30  NKJ version
30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy.[e] ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:30  Amplified version
30 The light in the eyes [of him whose heart is joyful] rejoices the hearts of others, and good news nourishes the bones. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He hears the prayer of the righteous"

Proverbs 15:29  NKJ version
29 The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:29  Amplified version
29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with Him). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The Lord is far from the wicked"

Proverbs 15:29  NKJ version
29 The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:29  Amplified version
29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with Him). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil"

Proverbs 15:28  NKJ version
28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:28  Amplified version
28 The mind of the [uncompromisingly] righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The heart of the righteous studies how to answer"

Proverbs 15:28  NKJ version
28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:28  Amplified version
28 The mind of the [uncompromisingly] righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who hates bribes will live"

Proverbs 15:27  NKJ version
27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:27  Amplified version
27 He who is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house"

Proverbs 15:27  NKJ version
27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:27  Amplified version
27 He who is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the words of the pure are pleasant"

Proverbs 15:26  NKJ version
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the pure are pleasant. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:26  Amplified version
26 The thoughts of the wicked are shamefully vile and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasing words to Him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord"

Proverbs 15:26  NKJ version
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the pure are pleasant. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:26  Amplified version
26 The thoughts of the wicked are shamefully vile and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasing words to Him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The Lord - He will establish the boundary of the widow"

Proverbs 15:25  NKJ version
25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:25  Amplified version
25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but He makes secure the boundaries of the [consecrated] widow. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The Lord will destroy the house of the proud"

Proverbs 15:25  NKJ version
25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:25  Amplified version
25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but He makes secure the boundaries of the [consecrated] widow. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The way of life winds upward for the wise"

Proverbs 15:24  NKJ version
24 The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell[d] below. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:24  Amplified version
24 The path of the wise leads upward to life, that he may avoid [the gloom] in the depths of Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a word spoken in due season, how good it is"

Proverbs 15:23  NKJ version
23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is! ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:23  Amplified version
23 A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment-how good it is! ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A man has joy by the answer of his mouth"

Proverbs 15:23  NKJ version
23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is! ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:23  Amplified version
23 A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment-how good it is! ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "in the multitude of counselors they are established"

Proverbs 15:22  NKJ version
22 Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:22  Amplified version
22 Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated"

Proverbs 15:22  NKJ version
22 Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:22  Amplified version
22 Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a man of understanding walks uprightly"

Proverbs 15:21  NKJ version
21 Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks uprightly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:21  Amplified version
21 Folly is pleasure to him who is without heart and sense, but a man of understanding walks uprightly [making straight his course]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment"

Proverbs 15:21  NKJ version
21 Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks uprightly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:21  Amplified version
21 Folly is pleasure to him who is without heart and sense, but a man of understanding walks uprightly [making straight his course]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a foolish man despises his mother"

Proverbs 15:20  NKJ version
20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:20  Amplified version
20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a self-confident and foolish man despises his mother and puts her to shame. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A wise son makes a father glad"

Proverbs 15:20  NKJ version
20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:20  Amplified version
20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a self-confident and foolish man despises his mother and puts her to shame. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the way of the upright is a highway"

Proverbs 15:19  NKJ version
19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the upright is a highway. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:19  Amplified version
19 The way of the sluggard is overgrown with thorns [it pricks, lacerates, and entangles him], but the way of the righteous is plain and raised like a highway. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The way of the sluggard is overgrown with thorns"

Proverbs 15:19  NKJ version
19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the upright is a highway. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:19  Amplified version
19 The way of the sluggard is overgrown with thorns [it pricks, lacerates, and entangles him], but the way of the righteous is plain and raised like a highway. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who is slow to anger appeases contention"

Proverbs 15:18  NKJ version
18 A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:18  Amplified version
18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger appeases contention. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A wrathful man stirs up strife"

Proverbs 15:18  NKJ version
18 A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:18  Amplified version
18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger appeases contention. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Better is a dinner of herbs - than fatted calf with hatred"

Proverbs 15:17  NKJ version
17 Better is a dinner of herbs[c] where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:17  Amplified version
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Better is a dinner of herbs[c] where love is"

Proverbs 15:17  NKJ version
17 Better is a dinner of herbs[c] where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:17  Amplified version
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "great treasure with trouble"

Proverbs 15:16  NKJ version
16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:16  Amplified version
16 Better is little with the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord than great and rich treasure and trouble with it. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Better is a little with the fear of the Lord"

Proverbs 15:16  NKJ version
16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:16  Amplified version
16 Better is little with the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord than great and rich treasure and trouble with it. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a merry heart has a continual feast"

Proverbs 15:15  NKJ version
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:15  Amplified version
15 All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "All the days of the afflicted are evil"

Proverbs 15:15  NKJ version
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:15  Amplified version
15 All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness"

Proverbs 15:14  NKJ version
14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:14  Amplified version
14 The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge and inquires after and craves it, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool feeds on folly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge"

Proverbs 15:14  NKJ version
14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:14  Amplified version
14 The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge and inquires after and craves it, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool feeds on folly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken"

Proverbs 15:13  NKJ version
13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:13  Amplified version
13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance"

Proverbs 15:13  NKJ version
13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:13  Amplified version
13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A scoffer does not love one who corrects him"

Proverbs 15:12  NKJ version
12 A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, Nor will he go to the wise. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:12  Amplified version
12 A scorner has no love for one who rebukes him; neither will he go to the wise [for counsel]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Hell and Destruction are before the Lord"

Proverbs 15:11  NKJ version
11 Hell[a] and Destruction[b] are before the Lord; So how much more the hearts of the sons of men. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:11  Amplified version
11 Sheol (the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the abyss, the final place of the accuser Satan) are both before the Lord-how much more, then, the hearts of the children of men? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who hates correction will die"

Proverbs 15:10  NKJ version
10 Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:10  Amplified version
10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes God's way; and he who hates reproof will die [physically, morally, and spiritually]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way"

Proverbs 15:10  NKJ version
10 Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:10  Amplified version
10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes God's way; and he who hates reproof will die [physically, morally, and spiritually]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The Lord - He loves him who follows righteousness"

Proverbs 15:9  NKJ version
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves him who follows righteousness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:9  Amplified version
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination, extremely disgusting and shamefully vile to the Lord, but He loves him who pursues righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord"

Proverbs 15:9  NKJ version
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves him who follows righteousness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:9  Amplified version
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination, extremely disgusting and shamefully vile to the Lord, but He loves him who pursues righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation). ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the prayer of the upright is His delight"

Proverbs 15:8  NKJ version
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:8  Amplified version
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, hateful and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight! ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord"

Proverbs 15:8  NKJ version
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:8  Amplified version
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, hateful and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight! ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the heart of the fool does not - disperse knowledge"

Proverbs 15:7  NKJ version
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:7  Amplified version
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain]; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The lips of the wise disperse knowledge"

Proverbs 15:7  NKJ version
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:7  Amplified version
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain]; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the revenue of the wicked is trouble"

Proverbs 15:6  NKJ version
6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:6  Amplified version
6 In the house of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is great [priceless] treasure, but with the income of the wicked is trouble and vexation. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "In the house of the righteous there is much treasure"

Proverbs 15:6  NKJ version
6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:6  Amplified version
6 In the house of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is great [priceless] treasure, but with the income of the wicked is trouble and vexation. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who receives correction is prudent"

Proverbs 15:5  NKJ version
5 A fool despises his father's instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:5  Amplified version
5 A fool despises his father's instruction and correction, but he who regards reproof acquires prudence. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A fool despises his father's instruction"

Proverbs 15:5  NKJ version
5 A fool despises his father's instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:5  Amplified version
5 A fool despises his father's instruction and correction, but he who regards reproof acquires prudence. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "tongue - perverseness in it breaks the spirit"

Proverbs 15:4  NKJ version
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:4  Amplified version
4 A gentle tongue [with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "wholesome tongue is a tree of life"

Proverbs 15:4  NKJ version
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:4  Amplified version
4 A gentle tongue [with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The eyes of the Lord are in every place "

Proverbs 15:3  NKJ version
3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:3  Amplified version
3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch upon the evil and the good. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness"

Proverbs 15:2  NKJ version
2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:2  Amplified version
2 The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly"

Proverbs 15:2  NKJ version
2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:2  Amplified version
2 The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "a harsh word stirs up anger"

Proverbs 15:1  NKJ version
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:1  Amplified version
A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A soft answer turns away wrath"

Proverbs 15:1  NKJ version
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 15:1  Amplified version
A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "his wrath is against him who causes shame"

Proverbs 14:35  NKJ version
35 The king's favor is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is against him who causes shame. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:35  Amplified version
35 The king's favor is toward a wise and discreet servant, but his wrath is against him who does shamefully. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The king's favor is toward a wise servant"

Proverbs 14:35  NKJ version
35 The king's favor is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is against him who causes shame. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:35  Amplified version
35 The king's favor is toward a wise and discreet servant, but his wrath is against him who does shamefully. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "sin is a reproach to any people"

Proverbs 14:34  NKJ version
34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:34  Amplified version
34 Uprightness and right standing with God (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) elevate a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Righteousness exalts a nation"

Proverbs 14:34  NKJ version
34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:34  Amplified version
34 Uprightness and right standing with God (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) elevate a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "in the heart of fools is made known"

Proverbs 14:33  NKJ version
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:33  Amplified version
33 Wisdom rests [silently] in the mind and heart of him who has understanding, but that which is in the inward part of [self-confident] fools is made known. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding"

Proverbs 14:133  NKJ version
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:133  Amplified version
33 Wisdom rests [silently] in the mind and heart of him who has understanding, but that which is in the inward part of [self-confident] fools is made known. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the righteous has a refuge in his death"

Proverbs 14:32  NKJ version
32 The wicked is banished in his wickedness, But the righteous has a refuge in his death. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:32  Amplified version
32 The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing and calamity, but the [consistently] righteous has hope and confidence even in death. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The wicked is banished in his wickedness"

Proverbs 14:32  NKJ version
32 The wicked is banished in his wickedness, But the righteous has a refuge in his death. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:32  Amplified version
32 The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing and calamity, but the [consistently] righteous has hope and confidence even in death. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who honors Him has mercy on the needy"

Proverbs 14:31  NKJ version
31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:31  Amplified version
31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches, mocks, and insults his Maker, but he who is kind and merciful to the needy honors Him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker"

Proverbs 14:31  NKJ version
31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:31  Amplified version
31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches, mocks, and insults his Maker, but he who is kind and merciful to the needy honors Him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "envy is rottenness to the bones"

Proverbs 14:30  NKJ version
30 A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:30  Amplified version
30 A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A sound heart is life to the body"

Proverbs 14:30  NKJ version
30 A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:30  Amplified version
30 A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "he who is impulsive[c] exalts folly"

Proverbs 14:29  NKJ version
29 He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive[c] exalts folly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:29  Amplified version
29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "He who is slow to wrath has great understanding"

Proverbs 14:29  NKJ version
29 He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive[c] exalts folly. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:29  Amplified version
29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince"

Proverbs 14:28  NKJ version
28 In a multitude of people is a king's honor, But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 14:28  Amplified version
28 In a multitude of people is the king's glory, but in a lack of people is the prince's ruin. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

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