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Proverbs 14

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 14:1 The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; but he that is perverted in his ways despiseth him. Proverbs 14:3 In the fool's mouth is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. Proverbs 14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; but much increase is by the strength of the ox. Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness uttereth lies. Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none [for him]; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent. Proverbs 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit. Proverbs 14:9 Fools make a mock at trespass; but for the upright there is favour. Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness, and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy. Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; but the tent of the upright shall flourish. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death. Proverbs 14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is sadness. Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself. Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth every word; but the prudent [man] heedeth his going. Proverbs 14:16 A wise [man] feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident. Proverbs 14:17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous devices is hated. Proverbs 14:18 The simple inherit folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. Proverbs 14:19 The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous [man]. Proverbs 14:20 He that is poor is hated even of his own neighbour; but the rich hath many friends. Proverbs 14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he. Proverbs 14:22 Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good. Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want. Proverbs 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly. Proverbs 14:25 A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies. Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:27 The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince. Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth Him is gracious to the needy. Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away by his evil-doing; but the righteous trusteth, [even] in his death. Proverbs 14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of the intelligent [man]; but that which is in the foolish maketh itself known. Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to peoples. Proverbs 14:35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant; but his wrath is [against] him that causeth shame.

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