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Proverbs 14:1 ←
Wisdom is building her house, but the foolish woman is pulling it down with her hands.
He who goes on his way in righteousness has before him the fear of the Lord; but he whose ways are twisted gives him no honour.
Proverbs 14:3 ←
In the mouth of the foolish man is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will keep them safe.
Proverbs 14:4 ←
Where there are no oxen, their food-place is clean; but much increase comes through the strength of the ox.
Proverbs 14:5 ←
A true witness does not say what is false, but a false witness is breathing out deceit.
Proverbs 14:6 ←
The hater of authority, searching for wisdom, does not get it; but knowledge comes readily to the open-minded man.
Go away from the foolish man, for you will not see the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 14:8 ←
The wisdom of the man of good sense makes his way clear; but the unwise behaviour of the foolish is deceit.
Proverbs 14:9 ←
In the tents of those hating authority there is error, but in the house of the upright man there is grace.
Proverbs 14:10 ←
No one has knowledge of a man's grief but himself; and a strange person has no part in his joy.
Proverbs 14:11 ←
The house of the sinner will be overturned, but the tent of the upright man will do well.
Proverbs 14:12 ←
There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.
Proverbs 14:13 ←
Even while laughing the heart may be sad; and after joy comes sorrow.
Proverbs 14:14 ←
He whose heart is turned away will have the reward of his ways in full measure; but a good man will have the reward of his doings.
Proverbs 14:15 ←
The simple man has faith in every word, but the man of good sense gives thought to his footsteps.
Proverbs 14:16 ←
The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger.
Proverbs 14:17 ←
He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet.
Proverbs 14:18 ←
Foolish behaviour is the heritage of the simple, but men of good sense are crowned with knowledge.
Proverbs 14:19 ←
The knees of the evil are bent before the good; and sinners go down in the dust at the doors of the upright.
Proverbs 14:20 ←
The poor man is hated even by his neighbour, but the man of wealth has numbers of friends.
Proverbs 14:21 ←
He who has no respect for his neighbour is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy.
Proverbs 14:22 ←
Will not the designers of evil come into error? But mercy and good faith are for the designers of good.
Proverbs 14:23 ←
In all hard work there is profit, but talk only makes a man poor.
Their wisdom is a crown to the wise, but their foolish behaviour is round the head of the unwise.
Proverbs 14:25 ←
A true witness is the saviour of lives; but he who says false things is a cause of deceit.
Proverbs 14:26 ←
For him in whose heart is the fear of the Lord there is strong hope: and his children will have a safe place.
Proverbs 14:27 ←
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, by which one may be turned from the nets of death.
A king's glory is in the number of his people: and for need of people a ruler may come to destruction.
Proverbs 14:29 ←
He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.
Proverbs 14:30 ←
A quiet mind is the life of the body, but envy is a disease in the bones.
Proverbs 14:31 ←
He who is hard on the poor puts shame on his Maker; but he who has mercy on those who are in need gives him honour.
Proverbs 14:32 ←
The sinner is overturned in his evil-doing, but the upright man has hope in his righteousness.
Proverbs 14:33 ←
Wisdom has her resting-place in the mind of the wise, but she is not seen among the foolish.
Proverbs 14:34 ←
By righteousness a nation is lifted up, but sin is a cause of shame to the peoples.
Proverbs 14:35 ←
The king has pleasure in a servant who does wisely, but his wrath is against him who is a cause of shame.