Proverbs, Chapter 14

A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but [he who is] perverse in his ways despises Him.

In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall keep them.

Where no cattle [are], the stall [is] clean, but much gain [is] by the strength of the ox.

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A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness will speak lies.

A scorner seeks wisdom, and it is not [found], but knowledge [is] easy to him who understands.

Go from the before a foolish man when you do not see [in him] the lips of knowledge.

The wisdom of the wise [is] to understand his way, but the folly of fools [is] deceit.

Fools laugh at sin, but among the righteous [there is] favor.

The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share in its joy.

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall be blessed.

There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end of it [is] the ways of death.

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that joy [is] heaviness.

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, but a good man from himself.

The simple believes every word, but the wise man watches his step.

A wise one fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is sure.

He who [is] soon angry acts foolishly, and a man of wicked plots is hated.

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The simple inherit folly, but the wise are crowned with knowledge.

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The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

The poor is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich [has] many friends.

He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has mercy on the poor, happy [is] he.

Do not those who think evil go astray? But mercy and truth shall be to those who think of good.

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In all labor there is gain, but the talk of the lips [tends] only to poverty.

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The crown of the wise [is] their riches [of wisdom]; the foolishness of fools [is] folly.

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A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies.

In the fear of the LORD [is] strong hope, and His sons shall have a place of refuge.

The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life to turn aside from the snares of death.

In the multitude of people [is] the king's honor, but in the lack of people [is] the ruin of the prince.

[He who is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding, but [he who is] hasty of spirit exalts folly.

A sound heart [is] the life of the flesh, but envy the rottenness of the bones.

He who presses the poor curses his Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy upon the poor.

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, but the righteous [has] hope in his death.

Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, but among fools it is made known.

Righteousness lifts up a nation, but sin [is] a shame to any people.

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The king's favor [is] toward a wise servant, but his wrath is against him who causes shame.

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