Pr 14:1The wise woman builds her house, / But the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

Pr 14:2He who walks in his uprightness fears Jehovah, / But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

Pr 14:3In the mouth of a fool is a rod for his pride, / But the lips of the wise will preserve them.

Pr 14:4Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, / But much increase comes by the strength of the ox.

Pr 14:5A faithful witness will not lie, / But a false witness utters lies.

Pr 14:6A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, / But knowledge comes easily to one who has understanding.

Pr 14:7Go from the presence of a foolish man, / For you will not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

Pr 14:8The wisdom of the prudent man is to understand his way, / But the folly of fools is deceit.

Pr 14:9A trespass offering mocks fools, / But among the upright there is good will.

Pr 14:10The heart knows its own bitterness, / And a stranger does not share in its joy.

Pr 14:11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, / But the tent of the upright will flourish.

Pr 14:12There is a way which seems right to a man, / But the end of it is the ways of death.

Pr 14:13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, / And the end of joy is grief.

Pr 14:14The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, / And a good man will be satisfied from himself.

Pr 14:15The simple man believes every word, / But the prudent man considers his steps.

Pr 14:16A wise man fears and departs from evil, / But the fool is arrogant and is confident.

Pr 14:17He who is quick to anger will deal foolishly, / And a man of wicked devices is hated.

Pr 14:18The simple inherit folly, / But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Pr 14:19The evil bow down before the good, / And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous man.

Pr 14:20The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, / But the rich man has many friends.

Pr 14:21He who despises his neighbor sins, / But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.

Pr 14:22Do not they who devise evil go astray? / But lovingkindness and truth are with those who devise good.

Pr 14:23In all labor there is profit, / But mere talk leads only to poverty.

Pr 14:24The crown of the wise is their riches, / But the folly of fools is only folly.

Pr 14:25A truthful witness delivers souls, / But he who utters lies causes deceit.

Pr 14:26In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, / And his children will have a place of refuge.

Pr 14:27The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, / That one may turn aside from the snares of death.

Pr 14:28In a multitude of people is the king’s glory, / But in an absence of people is the ruin of the prince.

Pr 14:29He who is slow to anger is of great understanding, / But he who has a hasty spirit exalts folly.

Pr 14:30A tranquil heart is life to the flesh, / But envy is rottenness to the bones.

Pr 14:31He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, / But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.

Pr 14:32The wicked man is thrust down in his evildoing, / But the righteous man has a refuge when he dies.

Pr 14:33Wisdom rests quietly in the heart of one who has understanding, / But in the inward part of fools it makes itself known.

Pr 14:34Righteousness exalts a nation, / But sin is a reproach to any people.

Pr 14:35The king’s favor is toward a servant who acts prudently, / But his overflowing wrath will be toward him who causes shame.

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