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Proverbs 14

14:1 Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.  14:2 Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted [in] his ways is despising Him.  14:3 In the mouth of a fool [is] a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.  14:4 Without oxen a stall [is] clean, And great [is] the increase by the power of the ox.  14:5 A faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies.  14:6 A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent [is] easy.  14:7 Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.  14:8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way, And the folly of fools [is] deceit.  14:9 Fools mock at a guilt-offering, And among the upright--a pleasing thing.  14:10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not intermeddle.  14:11 The house of the wicked is destroyed, And the tent of the upright flourisheth.  14:12 There is a way--right before a man, And its latter end [are] ways of death.  14:13 Even in laughter is the heart pained, And the latter end of joy [is] affliction.  14:14 From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man--from his fruits.  14:15 The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.  14:16 The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.  14:17 Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.  14:18 The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned [with] knowledge.  14:19 The evil have bowed down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.  14:20 Even of his neighbour is the poor hated, And those loving the rich [are] many.  14:21 Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.  14:22 Do not they err who are devising evil And kindness and truth [are] to those devising good,  14:23 In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips [is] only to want.  14:24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools [is] folly.  14:25 A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.  14:26 In the fear of Jehovah [is] strong confidence, And to His sons there is a refuge. 14:27 The fear of Jehovah [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.  14:28 In the multitude of a people [is] the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.  14:29 Whoso is slow to anger [is] of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.  14:30 A healed heart [is] life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones [is] envy.  14:31 An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.  14:32 In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death [is] the righteous.  14:33 In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known.  14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples [is] a sin-offering.  14:35 The favour of a king [is] to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one causing shame! 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain