English Revised Version

Proverbs 14

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

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish 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 [findeth it] not: but knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding. Proverbs 14:7 Go into the presence of a foolish man, and thou shalt not perceive [in him] the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. Proverbs 14:9 The foolish make a mock at guilt: but among the upright there is good will. 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 which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of mirth is heaviness. Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself. Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. Proverbs 14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident. Proverbs 14:17 He that is soon angry will deal foolishly: and a man of wicked 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. Proverbs 14:20 The 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 hath pity on the poor, happy is he. Proverbs 14:22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth [shall be to] them that devise good. Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to penury. Proverbs 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: [but] the folly of fools is [only] folly. Proverbs 14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but he that uttereth lies [causeth] deceit. Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory: but in the want of people is the destruction of the 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 is the rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that hath mercy on the needy honoureth him. Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing: but the righteous hath hope in his death. Proverbs 14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but [that which is] in the inward part of fools is made known. Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:35 The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely: but his wrath shall be [against] him that causeth shame.

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