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Proverbs 14

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

Proverbs 14:1 A wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish destroyeth it with her owne handes. Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in his righteousnes, feareth the Lord: but he that is lewde in his wayes, despiseth him. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is the rod of pride: but the lippes of the wise preserue them. Proverbs 14:4 Where none oxen are, there the cribbe is emptie: but much increase cometh by the strength of the oxe. Proverbs 14:5 A faithfull witnes will not lye: but a false record will speake lyes. Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdome, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easie to him that will vnderstande. Proverbs 14:7 Depart from the foolish man, when thou perceiuest not in him the lippes of knowledge. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdome of ye prudent is to vnderstand his way: but the foolishnes of the fooles is deceite. Proverbs 14:9 The foole maketh a mocke of sinne: but among the righteous there is fauour. Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth the bitternes of his soule, & the stranger shall not medle with his ioy. Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shalbe destroyed: but the tabernacle of the righteous shall florish. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seemeth right to a man: but the issues thereof are the wayes of death. Proverbs 14:13 Euen in laughing the heart is sorowful, and the ende of that mirth is heauinesse. Proverbs 14:14 The heart that declineth, shall be saciate with his owne wayes: but a good man shall depart from him. Proverbs 14:15 The foolish will beleeue euery thing: but the prudent will consider his steppes. Proverbs 14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from euill: but a foole rageth, and is carelesse. Proverbs 14:17 He that is hastie to anger, committeth follie, and a busie body is hated. Proverbs 14:18 The foolish do inherite follie: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. Proverbs 14:19 The euill shall bowe before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. Proverbs 14:20 The poore is hated euen of his own neighbour: but the friendes of the rich are many. Proverbs 14:21 The sinner despiseth his neighbour: but he that hath mercie on the poore, is blessed. Proverbs 14:22 Doe not they erre that imagine euill? but to them that thinke on good things, shalbe mercie and trueth. Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is abundance: but the talke of the lippes bringeth onely want. Proverbs 14:24 The crowne of the wise is their riches, and the follie of fooles is foolishnes. Proverbs 14:25 A faithfull witnes deliuereth soules: but a deceiuer speaketh lyes. Proverbs 14:26 In the feare of the Lorde is an assured strength, and his children shall haue hope. Proverbs 14:27 The feare of the Lorde is as a welspring of life, to auoyde the snares of death. Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of the people is the honour of a King, and for the want of people commeth the destruction of the Prince. Proverbs 14:29 He that is slowe to wrath, is of great wisdome: but he that is of an hastie minde, exalteth follie. Proverbs 14:30 A sounde heart is the life of the flesh: but enuie is the rotting of the bones. Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poore, reprooueth him that made him: but hee honoureth him, that hath mercie on the poore. Proverbs 14:32 The wicked shall be cast away for his malice: but the righteous hath hope in his death. Proverbs 14:33 Wisedome resteth in the heart of him that hath vnderstanding, and is knowen in the mids of fooles. Proverbs 14:34 Iustice exalteth a nation, but sinne is a shame to the people. Proverbs 14:35 The pleasure of a King is in a wise seruant: but his wrath shalbe toward him that is lewde.

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