Bible Keywords

      "the pure, his work is right"

Proverbs 21:8  NKJ version
8 The way of a guilty man is perverse;[d] But as for the pure, his work is right. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:8  Amplified version
8 The way of the guilty is exceedingly crooked, but as for the pure, his work is right and his conduct is straight. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "way of a guilty man is perverse"

Proverbs 21:8  NKJ version
8 The way of a guilty man is perverse;[d] But as for the pure, his work is right. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:8  Amplified version
8 The way of the guilty is exceedingly crooked, but as for the pure, his work is right and his conduct is straight. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "violence of the wicked will destroy them"

Proverbs 21:7  NKJ version
7 The violence of the wicked will destroy them,[c] Because they refuse to do justice. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:7  Amplified version
7 The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, because they refuse to do justice. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Getting treasures by a lying tongue, fantascy - seek death"

Proverbs 21:6  NKJ version
6 Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death.[b] ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:6  Amplified version
6 Securing treasures by a lying tongue is a vapor driven to and fro; those who seek them seek death. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "hasty, surely to poverty"

Proverbs 21:5  NKJ version
5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:5  Amplified version
5 The thoughts of the [steadily] diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty"

Proverbs 21:5  NKJ version
5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:5  Amplified version
5 The thoughts of the [steadily] diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "haughty look, a proud hea, plowing - sin"

Proverbs 21:4  NKJ version
4 A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing[a] of the wicked are sin. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:4  Amplified version
4 Haughtiness of eyes and a proud heart, even the tillage of the wicked or the lamp [of joy] to them [whatever it may be], are sin [in the eyes of God]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "righteousness and justice - more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice"

Proverb 21:3  NKJ version
3 To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverb 21:3  Amplified version
3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "way of a man is right in his own eyes - Lord weights the hearts"

Proverbs 21:2  NKJ version
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:2  Amplified version
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs and tries the hearts. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "king's heart is in the hand of the Lord - He turns it wherever He wishes"

Proverbs 21:1  NKJ version
The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 21:1  Amplified version
The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as are the watercourses; He turns it whichever way He wills. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Blows that hurt cleanse away evil"

Proverbs 20:30  NKJ version
30 Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:30  Amplified version
30 Blows that wound cleanse away evil, and strokes [for correction] reach to the innermost parts. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the splendor of old men is their gray head"

Proverbs 20:29  NKJ version
29 The glory of young men is their strength, And the splendor of old men is their gray head. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:29  Amplified version
29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is their gray head [suggesting wisdom and experience]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The glory of young men is their strength"

Proverbs 20:29  NKJ version
29 The glory of young men is their strength, And the splendor of old men is their gray head. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:29  Amplified version
29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is their gray head [suggesting wisdom and experience]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "lovingkindness he upholds his throne"

Proverbs 20:28  NKJ version
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king, And by lovingkindness he upholds his throne. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:28  Amplified version
28 Loving-kindness and mercy, truth and faithfulness, preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by [the people's] loyalty. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Mercy and truth preserve the king"

Proverbs 20:28  NKJ version
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king, And by lovingkindness he upholds his throne. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:28  Amplified version
28 Loving-kindness and mercy, truth and faithfulness, preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by [the people's] loyalty. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord searching inner depths of heart"

Proverbs 20:27  NKJ version
27 The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the inner depths of his heart.[c] ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:27  Amplified version
27 The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God] is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A wise king sifts out the wicked"

Proverbs 20:26  NKJ version
26 A wise king sifts out the wicked, And brings the threshing wheel over them. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:26  Amplified version
26 A wise king winnows out the wicked [from among the good] and brings the threshing wheel over them [to separate the chaff from the grain]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "It is a snare to a man to utter a vow rashly"

Proverbs 20:25  NKJ version
25 It is a snare for a man to devote rashly something as holy, And afterward to reconsider his vows. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:25  Amplified version
25 It is a snare to a man to utter a vow [of consecration] rashly and [not until] afterward inquire [whether he can fulfill it]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "man's steps are of the Lord"

Proverbs 20:24  NKJ version
24 A man's steps are of the Lord; How then can a man understand his own way? ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:24  Amplified version
24 Man's steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "dishonest scales are not good"

Proverbs 20:23  NKJ version
23 Diverse weights are an abomination to the Lord, And dishonest scales are not good. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:23  Amplified version
23 Diverse and deceitful weights are shamefully vile and abhorrent to the Lord, and false scales are not good. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Diverse weights are an abomination to the Lord"

Proverbs 20:23  NKJ version
23 Diverse weights are an abomination to the Lord, And dishonest scales are not good. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:23  Amplified version
23 Diverse and deceitful weights are shamefully vile and abhorrent to the Lord, and false scales are not good. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "inheritance gained hastily at the beginning - not blessed at the end "

Proverbs 20:21  NKJ version
21 An inheritance gained hastily at the beginning Will not be blessed at the end. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:21  Amplified version
21 An inheritance hastily gotten [by greedy, unjust means] at the beginning, in the end it will not be blessed. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "curses his father or his mother"

Proverbs 20:20  NKJ version
20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp will be put out in deep darkness. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:20  Amplified version
20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in complete darkness. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "do not associate with one who flatters with his lips"

Proverbs 20:19  NKJ version
19 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:19  Amplified version
19 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore associate not with him who talks too freely. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets"

Proverbs 20:19  NKJ version
19 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:19  Amplified version
19 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore associate not with him who talks too freely. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "wise counsel wage war"

Proverbs 20:18  NKJ version
18 Plans are established by counsel; By wise counsel wage war ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:18  Amplified version
18 Purposes and plans are established by counsel; and [only] with good advice make or carry on war. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Plans are established by counsel"

Proverbs 20:18  NKJ version
18 Plans are established by counsel; By wise counsel wage war. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:18  Amplified version
18 Purposes and plans are established by counsel; and [only] with good advice make or carry on war. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "bread gained by deciet - afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel"

Proverbs 20:17  NKJ version
17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:17  Amplified version
17 Food gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man"

Proverbs 20:17  NKJ version
17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:17  Amplified version
17 Food gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "lips of knowledge are a precious jewel"

Proverbs 20:15  NKJ version
15 There is gold and a multitude of rubies, But the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:15  Amplified version
15 There is gold, and a multitude of pearls, but the lips of knowledge are a vase of preciousness [the most precious of all]. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread"

Proverbs 20:13  NKJ version
13 Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:13  Amplified version
13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you will be satisfied with bread. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty"

Proverbs 20:13  NKJ version
13 Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:13  Amplified version
13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you will be satisfied with bread. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "hearing ear and the seeing eye"

Proverbs 20:12  NKJ version
12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The Lord has made them both. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:12  Amplified version
12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye-the Lord has made both of them. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Even a child is known by his deeds - pure and right"

Proverbs 20:11  NKJ version
11 Even a child is known by his deeds, Whether what he does is pure and right. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:11  Amplified version
11 Even a child is known by his acts, whether [or not] what he does is pure and right. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Diverse weights and diverse measures - both - abomination to the Lord"

Proverbs 20:10  NKJ version
10 Diverse weights and diverse measures, They are both alike, an abomination to the Lord. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:10  Amplified version
10 Diverse weights [one for buying and another for selling] and diverse measures-both of them are exceedingly offensive and abhorrent to the Lord. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Who can say, "I am pure from my sin""

Proverbs 20:9  NKJ version
9 Who can say, "I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin"? ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:9  Amplified version
9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Who can say, "I have made my heart clean""

Proverbs 20:9  NKJ version
9 Who can say, "I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin"? ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:9  Amplified version
9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "king who sits on the throne of judgment - evil with his eyes"

Proverbs 20:8  NKJ version
8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment Scatters all evil with his eyes. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:8  Amplified version
8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows out all evil [like chaff] with his eyes. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "His children are blessed after him"

Proverbs 20:7  NKJ version
7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:7  Amplified version
7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; blessed (happy, fortunate, enviable) are his children after him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The righteous man walks in his integrity"

Proverbs 20:7  NKJ version
7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:7  Amplified version
7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; blessed (happy, fortunate, enviable) are his children after him. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Most men will proclaim each his own goodness"

Proverbs 20:6  NKJ version
6 Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, But who can find a faithful man? ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:6  Amplified version
6 Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "who can find a faithful man"

Proverbs 20:6  NKJ version
6 Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, But who can find a faithful man? ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:6  Amplified version
6 Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find? ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "counsel in the heart - man of understanding draws it out"

Proverbs 20:5  NKJ version
5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, But a man of understanding will draw it out. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:5  Amplified version
5 Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water"

Proverbs 20:5  NKJ version
5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, But a man of understanding will draw it out. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:5  Amplified version
5 Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "sluggard, sluggard - begs in harvest and has nothing"

Proverbs 20:4  NKJ version
4 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:4  Amplified version
4 The sluggard does not plow when winter sets in; therefore he begs in harvest and has nothing. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The lazy man will not plow because of winter"

Proverbs 20:4  NKJ version
4 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:4  Amplified version
4 The sluggard does not plow when winter sets in; therefore he begs in harvest and has nothing. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "king - Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life"

Proverbs 20:2  NKJ version
2 The wrath[a] of a king is like the roaring of a lion; Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:2  Amplified version
2 The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger or angers himself against him sins against his own life. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion"

Proverbs 20:2  NKJ version
2 The wrath[a] of a king is like the roaring of a lion; Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:2  Amplified version
2 The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger or angers himself against him sins against his own life. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Strong drink is a brawler"

Proverbs 20:1  NKJ version
Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:1  Amplified version
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a riotous brawler; and whoever errs or reels because of it is not wise. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Wine is a mocker"

Proverbs 20:1  NKJ version
Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 20:1  Amplified version
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a riotous brawler; and whoever errs or reels because of it is not wise. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Judgments are prepared for scoffers"

Proverbs 19:29  NKJ version
29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:29  Amplified version
29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity"

Proverbs 19:28  NKJ version
28 A disreputable witness scorns justice, And the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:28  Amplified version
28 A worthless witness scoffs at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "disreputable witness scorns justice"

Proverbs 19:28  NKJ version
28 A disreputable witness scorns justice, And the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:28  Amplified version
28 A worthless witness scoffs at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "cease listening - stray from the words of knowledge"

Proverbs 19:27  NKJ version
27 Cease listening to instruction, my son, And you will stray from the words of knowledge. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:27  Amplified version
27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction only to ignore it and stray from the words of knowledge. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "mistreats his father and chases away his mother"

Proverbs 19:26  NKJ version
26 He who mistreats his father and chases away his mother Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:26  Amplified version
26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Rebuke one who has understanding"

Proverbs 19:25  NKJ version
25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary; Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:25  Amplified version
25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "Strike a scoffer, and the simple"

Proverbs 19:25  NKJ version
25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary; Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs 19:25  Amplified version
25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl"

Proverbs: 19:24  NKJ version
24 A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl,[c] And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. ( whole chapter of NKJ)
Proverbs: 19:24  Amplified version
24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. ( whole chapter of Amplified)

      "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)

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