Proverbs 14:1-12 CEB
A wise woman builds her house,
while a foolish woman tears hers down with her own hands.
Those who walk with integrity fear the LORD,
but those who take a crooked path despise him.
Pride sprouts in the mouth of a fool,
but the lips of the wise protect them.
When there are no oxen, the stall is clean,
but when there is a strong bull, there is abundant produce.
A truthful witness doesn’t lie,
but a false witness spews lies.
A mocker searches for wisdom and gets none,
but knowledge comes quickly to the intelligent.
Stay away from fools,
for you won’t learn wise speech there.
By their wisdom the prudent understand their way,
but the stupidity of fools deceives them.
Fools mock a compensation offering,
but favor is with those who do right.
The heart knows its own distress;
another person can’t share its joy.
The house of the wicked is destroyed,
but the tent flourishes for those who do right.
There is a path that may seem straight to someone,
but in the end it is a path to death.
CEB: Common English Bible