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