Proverbs 14:7-17 GNTA

7 Stay away from foolish people; they have nothing to teach you.
8 Why is a clever person wise? Because he knows what to do. Why is a stupid person foolish? Because he only thinks he knows.
9 Foolish people don't care if they sin, but good people want to be forgiven. a

References for Proverbs 14:9

    • u 14:9 - [Verse 9 in Hebrew is unclear.]
      10 Your joy is your own; your bitterness is your own. No one can share them with you.
      11 A good person's house will still be standing after an evildoer's house has been destroyed.
      12 What you think is the right road may lead to death. 1

      References for Proverbs 14:12

        • 27 14:12 - 14.12 Pr 16.25.
          13 Laughter may hide sadness. When happiness is gone, sorrow is always there.
          14 Bad people will get what they deserve. Good people will be rewarded for their deeds. b

          References for Proverbs 14:14

            • v 14:14 - [Probable text] for their deeds; [Hebrew] from upon them.
              15 A fool will believe anything; smart people watch their step.
              16 Sensible people are careful to stay out of trouble, but stupid people are careless and act too quickly.
              17 People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm. c

              References for Proverbs 14:17

                • w 14:17 - [One ancient translation] remain calm; [Hebrew] are hated.