Proverbs 14:11-21 NLT

11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the godly will flourish.
12 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
13 Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains.
14 Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.
15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps.
16 The wise are cautiousa and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.

References for Proverbs 14:16

    • 14:16 - Hebrew The wise fear.
      17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.
      18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness,b but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

      References for Proverbs 14:18

        • 14:18 - Or inherit foolishness.
          19 Evil people will bow before good people; the wicked will bow at the gates of the godly.
          20 The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many “friends.”
          21 It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.