Proverbs 14:1-35 NIV

Proverbs 14:1-35 NIV [1] The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. [2] Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways. [3] A fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them. [4] Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests. [5] An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. [6] The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. [7] Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips. [8] The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. [9] Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. [10] Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. [11] The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. [12] There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. [13] Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. [14] The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs. [15] The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. [16] The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. [17] A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated. [18] The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. [19] Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. [20] The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. [21] It is a sin to despise one's neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy. [22] Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. [23] All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. [24] The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. [25] A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. [26] Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. [27] The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. [28] A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. [29] Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. [30] A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. [31] Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. [32] When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God. [33] Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. [34] Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. [35] A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.

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