Proverbs Chapter 14
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1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
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Proverbs 14:23 Apostles Receive Their Living, But This Verse Doesn't Prove It
1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but [he that is] perverse in his ways despiseth him.
3 In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
4 Where no oxen [are], the crib [is] clean: but much increase [is] by the strength of the ox.
5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not: but knowledge [is] easy unto him that understandeth.
7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not [in him] the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but the folly of fools [is] deceit.
9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous [there is] favour.
10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth [is] heaviness.
14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.
15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent [man] looketh well to his going.
16 A wise [man] feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
17 [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich [hath] many friends.
21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy [is] he.
22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth [shall be] to them that devise good.
23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to penury.
24 The crown of the wise [is] their riches: [but] the foolishness of fools [is] folly.
25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful [witness] speaketh lies.
26 In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
28 In the multitude of people [is] the king’s honour: but in the want of people [is] the destruction of the prince.
29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
30 A sound heart [is] the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but [that which is] in the midst of fools is made known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach to any people.
35 The king’s favour [is] toward a wise servant: but his wrath is [against] him that causeth shame.
King James Version
1 Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.
2 Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted [in] his ways is despising Him.
3 In the mouth of a fool [is] a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.
4 Without oxen a stall [is] clean, And great [is] the increase by the power of the ox.
5 A faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies.
6 A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent [is] easy.
7 Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way, And the folly of fools [is] deceit.
9 Fools mock at a guilt-offering, And among the upright -- a pleasing thing.
10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not intermeddle.
11 The house of the wicked is destroyed, And the tent of the upright flourisheth.
12 There is a way -- right before a man, And its latter end [are] ways of death.
13 Even in laughter is the heart pained, And the latter end of joy [is] affliction.
14 From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits.
15 The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
16 The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.
17 Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
18 The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned [with] knowledge.
19 The evil have bowed down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 Even of his neighbour is the poor hated, And those loving the rich [are] many.
21 Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.
22 Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth [are] to those devising good,
23 In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips [is] only to want.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools [is] folly.
25 A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.
26 In the fear of Jehovah [is] strong confidence, And to His sons there is a refuge.
27 The fear of Jehovah [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
28 In the multitude of a people [is] the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.
29 Whoso is slow to anger [is] of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.
30 A healed heart [is] life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones [is] envy.
31 An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.
32 In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death [is] the righteous.
33 In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples [is] a sin-offering.
35 The favour of a king [is] to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one causing shame!