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Proverbs 14

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 14

Proverbs 14:1

Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 14:2

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

Proverbs 14:3

The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.

Proverbs 14:4

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Proverbs 14:5

A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies.

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

Proverbs 14:7

Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.

Proverbs 14:10

The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.

Proverbs 14:11

The house of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the upright will flourish.

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 14:13

Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, and mirth may end in heaviness.

Proverbs 14:14

The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Proverbs 14:15

A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

Proverbs 14:17

He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.

Proverbs 14:18

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

Proverbs 14:19

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

Proverbs 14:20

The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.

Proverbs 14:21

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.

Proverbs 14:22

Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.

Proverbs 14:23

In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 14:24

The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.

Proverbs 14:26

In the fear of the LORD is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children.

Proverbs 14:27

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.

Proverbs 14:28

In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.

Proverbs 14:30

The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.

Proverbs 14:31

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is brought down in his calamity, but in death, the righteous has a refuge.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, and is even made known in the inward part of fools.

Proverbs 14:34

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.