Proverbs 14

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  • 1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
  • 2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
  • 3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
  • 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
  • 5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
  • 6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
  • 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
  • 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
  • 9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
  • 10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
  • 11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
  • 12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
  • 13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
  • 14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
  • 15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
  • 16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
  • 17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
  • 18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
  • 19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
  • 20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
  • 21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
  • 22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
  • 23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
  • 24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
  • 25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
  • 26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
  • 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
  • 28 In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
  • 29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
  • 30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
  • 31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
  • 32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
  • 33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
  • 34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
  • 35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

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