Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 14:1 Every, wise woman, buildeth up her house, but, a foolish one, with her own hands, would break it down. Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness, is one who revereth Yahweh, but, he that is crooked in his way, is one who despiseth him. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish, is a haughty rod, but, as for the lips of the wise, thou shalt give heed to them! Proverbs 14:4 Without cattle, the crib is clean, but, much increase, is in the strength of the ox. Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness, will not deceive, but a false witness, uttereth deceitful things. Proverbs 14:6 A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and there is none, but, knowledge, to the discerning, is easy. Proverbs 14:7 Get thee from the presence of a man that is a dullard, when thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent, is to understand his way, but, the folly of dullards, is a fraud. Proverbs 14:9 The foolish, scoff at guilt, but, between the upright, is good pleasure. Proverbs 14:10 The heart, knoweth its own bitterness, and, in its joy, no stranger shareth. Proverbs 14:11 The house of the lawless, shall be destroyed, but, the tent of the upright, shall flourish. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that enticeth a man, but, at the latter end thereof, are the ways of death! Proverbs 14:13 Even, in laughter, the heart may be in pain, and, the latter end of gladness, be grief. Proverbs 14:14 With his own ways, shall be filled the backslider in heart, and, from himself, shall a good man [be satisfied]. Proverbs 14:15 The simple, believeth every word, but, the prudent, looketh well to his going. Proverbs 14:16 A wise man, feareth, and avoideth evil, but, a dullard, is haughty and confident. Proverbs 14:17 The impatient, worketh folly, and, a man of wicked devices, is hated. Proverbs 14:18 The simple inherit folly, but, the shrewd, crowneth himself with knowledge. Proverbs 14:19 Abased are the wicked, before the good, and, the lawless, at the gates of the righteous. Proverbs 14:20 Even by his neighbour, is a poor man hated, but, the lovers of the rich man, are many. Proverbs 14:21 He that sheweth contempt for his neighbour, sinneth, but, he that sheweth favour to the afflicted, how happy is he! Proverbs 14:22 Shall they not, become vagrants, who devise evil? but, lovingkindness and faithfulness, [be to] them who devise good. Proverbs 14:23 By all labour, there will be abundance, but, the talk of the lips, tendeth only to want. Proverbs 14:24 The crown of the wise, is their wealth, but, the folly of dullards, is, folly. Proverbs 14:25 A deliverer of souls, is a faithful witness, but, he that uttereth falsehoods, is a fraud. Proverbs 14:26 In the reverence of Yahweh, is strong security, and, his children, shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:27 The reverence of Yahweh, is a well-spring of life, that a man may avoid the snares of death. Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of a people, is the majesty of the king, but, in the ceasing of population, is the ruin of the prince. Proverbs 14:29 One slow to anger, hath great understanding, but, the hasty in spirit, exalteth folly. Proverbs 14:30 The life of the whole body, is a tranquil mind, but, a decay of the bones, is jealousy. Proverbs 14:31 The oppressor of the poor, hath reproached his Maker, but he that sheweth favour to the needy, is one who, holdeth Him in honour. Proverbs 14:32 By his own wickedness, shall the lawless man, be thrust down, but the righteous, seeketh refuge in his integrity. Proverbs 14:33 In the heart of the intelligent, reposeth wisdom, but, in the midst of dullards, it maketh itself known. Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness, exalteth a nation, but, a reproach to any people, is sin. Proverbs 14:35 The good-pleasure of a king, is due to a servant who is discreet, but, his indignation, shall be against him that bringeth shame.