Proverbs 14
1Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
2He that walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, but he that 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.
4Without oxen, the storehouse is clean, but by the strength of the ox there is abundance of bread.
5The true witness will not lie, but the false witness will utter lies.
6The scorner sought wisdom and found it not, but wisdom comes easy unto him that understands.
7Go from the presence of the foolish man when thou dost not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
8The wisdom of the sane is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
9Fools speak sin unto themselves, but among the righteous there is love.
10The heart knows the bitterness of his soul, and a stranger shall not intermeddle with his joy.
11The house of the wicked shall be made desolate, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.
12There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
13Even in laughter, the scorner has pain in his heart, and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall be separated from him.
15The simple believes every word, but the prudent man understands his steps.
16The wise man fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is confident.
17He that is soon angry shall deal foolishly, and the man of wicked devices shall be hated.
18The simple shall inherit folly, but the prudent shall be crowned with wisdom.
19Those who are evil shall bow before those who are good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20The poor is hated even of his own neighbour, but many are those who love the rich.
21The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.
22Do they not err that meditate upon evil? but those that meditate upon good shall attain mercy and truth.
23In all labour there is fruit, but to talk and not do, brings poverty.
24The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but that which distinguishes fools is their folly.
25The true witness delivers souls, but the deceitful one speaks lies.
26In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence, and there his sons shall have hope.27The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
28In the multitude of the people is the king’s glory, but in the failure of the people is the weakness of the prince.
29He that is slow to wrath is of great intelligence, but he that is short of spirit exalts folly.
30A sound heart is life to the flesh, but envy is rottenness of the bones.
31He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he that has mercy on the poor, honours him.
32For his wickedness shall the wicked be cast out, but the righteous in his death has hope.
33Wisdom shall rest in the heart of him that is sane and is made known in the midst of the fools.
34Righteousness exalts a people, but sin is a reproach to the nations.
35The king’s favour is toward the wise slave, but his wrath is against him that causes shame.