Proverbs 14 (asv)
But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.
14:2He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah;
But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
14:3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride;
But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
14:4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean;
But much increase is by the strength of the ox.
14:5A faithful witness will not lie;
But a false witness uttereth lies.
14:6A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not;
But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.
14:7Go into the presence of a foolish man,
And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
14:8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way;
But the folly of fools is deceit.
14:9A trespass-offering mocketh fools;
But among the upright there is good will.
14:10The heart knoweth its own bitterness;
And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
14:11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown;
But the tent of the upright shall flourish.
14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man;
But the end thereof are the ways of death.
14:13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful;
And the end of mirth is heaviness.
14:14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways;
And a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
14:15The simple believeth every word;
But the prudent man looketh well to his going.
14:16A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil;
But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.
14:17He that is soon angry will deal foolishly;
And a man of wicked devices is hated.
14:18The simple inherit folly;
But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
14:19The evil bow down before the good;
And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.
14:20The poor is hated even of his own neighbor;
But the rich hath many friends.
14:21He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth;
But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.
14:22Do they not err that devise evil?
But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
14:23In all labor there is profit;
But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
14:24The crown of the wise is their riches;
But the folly of fools is only folly.
14:25A true witness delivereth souls;
But he that uttereth lies causeth deceit.
14:26In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence;
And his children shall have a place of refuge.
14:27The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life,
That one may depart from the snares of death.
14:28In the multitude of people is the king's glory;
But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
14:29He that is slow to anger is of great understanding;
But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
14:30A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh;
But envy is the rottenness of the bones.
14:31He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker;
But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.
14:32The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing;
But the righteous hath a refuge in his death.
14:33Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding;
But that which is in the inward part of fools is made known.
14:34Righteousness exalteth a nation;
But sin is a reproach to any people.
14:35The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely;
But his wrath will be against him that causeth shame.
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