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Proverbs 14 (asv)

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14:1Every wise woman buildeth her house;

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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