Proverbs Chapter 14

14:1 Every wise woman builds her house, But the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

14:2 He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, But he who is perverse in his ways despises him.

14:3 The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, But the lips of the wise protect them.

14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, But much increase is by the strength of the ox.

14:5 A truthful witness will not lie, But a false witness pours out lies.

14:6 A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, But knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

14:7 Stay away from a foolish man, For you won't find knowledge on his lips.

14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, But the folly of fools is deceit.

14:9 Fools mock at making atonement for sins, But among the upright there is good will.

14:10 The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; He will not share these with a stranger.

14:11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown, But the tent of the upright will flourish.

14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But in the end it leads to death.

14:13 Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, And mirth may end in heaviness.

14:14 The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; Likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

14:15 A simple man believes everything, But the prudent man carefully considers his ways.

14:16 A wise man fears, and shuns evil, But the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

14:17 He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, And a crafty man is hated.

14:18 The simple inherit folly, But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

14:19 The evil bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

14:20 The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, But the rich person has many friends.

14:21 He who despises his neighbor sins, But blessed is he who has pity on the poor.

14:22 Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.

14:23 In all hard work there is profit, But the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.

14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools crowns them with folly.

14:25 A truthful witness saves souls, But a false witness is deceitful.

14:26 In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, And he will be a refuge for his children.

14:27 The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, Turning people from the snares of death.

14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory, But in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who has a quick temper displays folly.

14:30 The life of the body is a heart at peace, But envy rots the bones.

14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, But he who is kind to the needy honors him.

14:32 The wicked is brought down in his calamity, But in death, the righteous has a refuge.

14:33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, And is even made known in the inward part of fools.

14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

14:35 The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, But his wrath is toward one who causes shame.