Proverbs, Chapter 14

14:1 Every wise woman builds her house; But the foolish plucks it down with her own hands.
14:2 He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh; But he who is perverse in his ways despises him.
14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for [his] pride; But the lips of the wise will preserve them.
14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; But much increase is by the strength of the ox.
14:5 A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness utters lies.
14:6 A scoffer seeks wisdom, and it is not [found]; But knowledge is easy to him who has understanding.
14:7 Go into the presence of a foolish man, And you will not perceive [in him] the lips of knowledge.
14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.
14:9 A trespass-offering mocks fools; But among the upright there is goodwill.
14:10 The heart knows the bitterness of its soul; And a stranger does not intermeddle with its joy.
14:11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown; But the tent of the upright will flourish.
14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man; But its end are the ways of death.
14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; And the end of mirth is heaviness.
14:14 The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways; And a good man [will be satisfied] from himself.
14:15 The simple believes every word; But the prudent man looks well to his going.
14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil; But the fool is furious and confident.
14:17 He who is soon angry will deal foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated.
14:18 The simple inherit folly; But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
14:19 The evil bow down before the good; And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.
14:20 The poor is hated even of his own fellow man; But the rich has many friends.
14:21 He who despises his fellow man sins; But he who has pity on the poor, he is happy.
14:22 Do they not err who devise evil? But mercy and truth [will be to] those who devise good.
14:23 In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips [tends] only to poverty.
14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches; [But] folly is the diadem of fools.
14:25 A true witness delivers souls; But he who utters lies [causes] deceit.
14:26 In the fear of Yahweh is strong confidence; And his sons will have a place of refuge.
14:27 The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
14:29 He who is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he who is in a hurry of spirit exalts folly.
14:30 A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones.
14:31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker; But he who has mercy on the needy honors him.
14:32 The wicked is thrust down in his evildoing; But the righteous has a refuge in his death.
14:33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding; But [that which is] in the inward part of fools is made known.
14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation; But sin is a reproach to any people.
14:35 The king's favor is toward a slave who deals wisely; But his wrath will be [against] him who causes shame.

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