Righteous And Wicked Responses To The Needy
10 The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
The Righteous minister even to animals.
The Wicked are inhumane.
Living Your Life In Comfort
9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant
than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
Living an authentic life is satisfying.
Living a counterfeit life is inadequate.
The Prudent Or The Corrupt
8 A person is praised according to their prudence,
and one with a warped mind is despised.
New International Version (NIV)
The Prudent are admired.
The Corrupt are reviled.
The wicked perish while the righteous prevail
7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
but the house of the righteous stands firm.
The wicked perish while the righteous prevail.
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.
The Wicked await blood by their words.
The Upright are rescued by their speech.