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Proverbs 14


Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
Proverbs 14:2   He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.
Proverbs 14:3   In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.
Proverbs 14:4   Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.
Proverbs 14:5   A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.
Proverbs 14:6   A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
Proverbs 14:7   Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
Proverbs 14:8   The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
Proverbs 14:9   Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.
Proverbs 14:10   The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
Proverbs 14:11   The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish.
Proverbs 14:12   There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Proverbs 14:13   Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief.
Proverbs 14:14   The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.
Proverbs 14:15   The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.
Proverbs 14:16   A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
Proverbs 14:17   A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.
Proverbs 14:18   The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
Proverbs 14:19   The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Proverbs 14:20   The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.
Proverbs 14:21   He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.
Proverbs 14:22   Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.
Proverbs 14:23   In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.
Proverbs 14:24   The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.
Proverbs 14:25   A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.
Proverbs 14:26   In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.
Proverbs 14:27   The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:28   In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin.
Proverbs 14:29   He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
Proverbs 14:30   A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
Proverbs 14:31   He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
Proverbs 14:32   The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
Proverbs 14:33   Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.
Proverbs 14:34   Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
Proverbs 14:35   The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.
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