Proverbs 14:1-17 TPT
Every wise woman encourages and builds up her family,
but a foolish woman over time will tear it down by her own actions.
Lovers of truth follow the right path
because of their wonderment and worship of God.
But the devious display their disdain for him.
The words of a proud fool will all come back to haunt him.
But the words of the wise
will become a shield of protection around them.
The only clean stable is an empty stable.
So if you want the work of an ox and to enjoy an abundant harvest,
you’ll have a mess or two to clean up!
An honest witness will never lie,
but a deceitful witness lies with every breath.
The intellectually arrogant seek for wisdom,
but they never seem to discover
what they claim they’re looking for.
For revelation-knowledge flows to the one
who hungers for understanding.
The words of the wise are like weapons of knowledge.
If you need wise counsel, stay away from the fool.
For the wisdom of the wise will keep life on the right track,
while the fool only deceives himself
and refuses to face reality.
Fools mock the need for repentance,
while the favor of God rests upon all his lovers.
Don’t expect anyone else to fully understand
both the bitterness and the joys
of all you experience in your life.
The household of the wicked is soon torn apart,
while the family of the righteous flourishes.
You can rationalize it all you want
and justify the path of error you have chosen,
but you’ll find out in the end that you took the road to destruction.
Superficial laughter can hide a heavy heart,
but when the laughter ends, the pain resurfaces.
Those who turn from the truth get what they deserve,
but a good person receives a sweet reward.
A gullible person will believe anything,
but a sensible person will confirm the facts.
A wise person is careful in all things and turns quickly from evil,
while the impetuous fool moves ahead with overconfidence.
An impulsive person has a short fuse and can ruin everything,
but the wise show self-control.
TPT: The Passion Translation