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Proverbs 14 (Holman Christian Standard)

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1 Every wise woman builds her house,a but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.b 2 Whoever lives with integrity fears the Lord, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him.c 3 The proud speech of a fool [brings] a rod [of discipline],d but the lips of the wise protect them. 4 Where there are no oxen, the feeding-trough is empty,e but an abundant harvest [comes] through the strength of an ox. 5 An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness utters lies.f 6 A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn't find it, but knowledge [comes] easily to the perceptive. 7 Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech.g 8 The sensible man's wisdom is to consider his way, but the stupidity of fools deceives [them]. 9 Fools mock at making restitution,h but there is goodwill among the upright. 10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no outsider shares in its joy. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will stand.i j 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the wayk to death.l 13 Even in laughter a heart may be sad, and joy may end in grief. 14 The disloyal will get what their conduct deserves, and a good man, what his [deeds deserve.]m 15 The inexperienced believe anything, but the sensible watchn their steps.o 16 A wise man is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool is easily angered and is careless.p 17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man who schemes is hated.q 18 The gullible inherit foolishness, but the sensible are crowned with knowledge. 19 The evil bow before those who are good, the wicked, at the gates of the righteous. 20 A poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but there are many who love the rich.r 21 The one who despises his neighbor sins,s but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy. 22 Don't those who plan evil go astray?t But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.u 23 There is profit in all hard work, but endless talkv leads only to poverty.w 24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness. 25 A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.x 26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence and his children have a refuge.y 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.z 28 A large population is a king's splendor, but a shortage of people is a ruler's devastation. 29 A patient person [shows] great understanding, but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness. 30 A tranquil heart is life to the body,aa but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.bb 31 The one who oppresses the poor insults their Maker,cc but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.dd 32 The wicked are thrown down by their own sin, but the righteous have a refuge when they die.ee 33 Wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning;ff she is knowngg even among fools. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.hh 35 A king favors a wise servant,ii but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.
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