Proverbs 14
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Every Wise Woman Builds Her House

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1The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.1The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.1The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.1Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.1Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
2Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.2Whoever walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.2He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.2He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.2Whoever lives with integrity fears the LORD, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him.
3A fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.3By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.3The proud speech of a fool brings a rod of discipline, but the lips of the wise protect them.
4Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.4Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.4Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.4Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty, but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox.
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5An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.5A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.5A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.5A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.5An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness utters lies.
6The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.6A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.6A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.6A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.6A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.
7Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.7Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.7Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.7Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.7Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech.
8The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.8The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.8The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.8The sensible man's wisdom is to consider his way, but the stupidity of fools deceives them.
9Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.9Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance.9Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.9Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.9Fools mock at making restitution, but there is goodwill among the upright.
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10Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.10The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.10The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.10The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.10The heart knows its own bitterness, and no outsider shares in its joy.
11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish.11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will stand.
12There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.12There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.12There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.12There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
13Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief.13Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.13Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief.13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.13Even in laughter a heart may be sad, and joy may end in grief.
14The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.14The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.14The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.14The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves, and a good man, what his deeds deserve.
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15The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.15The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.15The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.15The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.15The inexperienced one believes anything, but the sensible one watches his steps.
16The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.16One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.16A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.16A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.16A wise man is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool is easily angered and is careless.
17A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.17A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.17A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.17He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.17A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man who schemes is hated.
18The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.18The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.18The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.18The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.18The inexperienced inherit foolishness, but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
19Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.19The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.19The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.19The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.19The evil bow before those who are good, the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.
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20The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.20The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.20The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.20The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.20A poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but there are many who love the rich.
21It is a sin to despise one's neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.21Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.21He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.21He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.21The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.
22Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.22Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.22Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.22Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.22Don't those who plan evil go astray? But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.
23All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.23In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.23In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.23In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.23There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.
24The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.24The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.24The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.24The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.24The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.
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25A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.25A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.25A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.25A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.25A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.
26Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.26In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.26In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.26In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.26In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence and his children have a refuge.
27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.
28A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.28In a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined.28In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin.28In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.28A large population is a king's splendor, but a shortage of people is a ruler's devastation.
29Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.29Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.29He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.29He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.29A patient person shows great understanding, but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.
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30A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.30A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.30A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.30A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.30A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.
31Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.31Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.31He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.31He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.31The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker, but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.
32When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.32The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.32The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.32The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.32The wicked one is thrown down by his own sin, but the righteous one has a refuge in his death.
33Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.33Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding, but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.33Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.33Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.33Wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning; she is known even among fools.
34Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.34Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.34Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.34Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.34Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.35A servant who deals wisely has the king’s favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.35The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.35The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.35A king favors a wise servant, but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.



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