Proverbs 14
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1Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

2He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

4Where no cattle are, the stall is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

5A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness will speak lies.

6A scorner seeks wisdom and does not find it, but knowledge is easy to him who understands.

7Depart from the presence of a foolish man when you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

9Fools laugh at sin, but among the righteous there is favor.

10The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share in its joy.

11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

12There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof is the way of death.

13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that joy is heaviness.

14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, but a good man shall be satisfied with his own actions.

15The simple believes every word, but the wise man watches his step.

16A wise one fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is confident.

17He who is soon angry acts foolishly, and a man of wicked devices is hated.

18The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19The evil bow down before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich has many friends.

21He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

22Do not those who devise evil go astray? But mercy and truth shall be to those who think of good.

23In all labor there is gain, but the talk of the lips tends only to poverty.

24The crown of the wise is their riches; the foolishness of fools is folly.

25A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies.

26In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence, and His children shall have a place of refuge.

27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death.

28In the multitude of people is the king's honor, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

29He who is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

30A sound heart is the life of the flesh, but envy the rottenness of the bones.

31He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy upon the poor.

32When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but the righteous, even when he is brought to death, has hope.

33Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has discernment, but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

34Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

35The king's favor is toward a wise servant, but his wrath is against him who causes shame.

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