Proverbs 14 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands. 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
2 Whoever lives with integrity fears the Lord, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him. 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
3 The proud speech of a fool [brings] a rod [of discipline], but the lips of the wise protect them. 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
4 Where there are no oxen, the feeding-trough is empty, but an abundant harvest [comes] through the strength of an ox. 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
5 An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness utters lies. 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn't find it, but knowledge [comes] easily to the perceptive. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech. 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 The sensible man's wisdom is to consider his way, but the stupidity of fools deceives [them]. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
9 Fools mock at making restitution, but there is goodwill among the upright. 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no outsider shares in its joy. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will stand. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
13 Even in laughter a heart may be sad, and joy may end in grief. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 The disloyal will get what their conduct deserves, and a good man, what his [deeds deserve.] 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 The inexperienced believe anything, but the sensible watch their steps. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 A wise man is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool is easily angered and is careless. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man who schemes is hated. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 The gullible inherit foolishness, but the sensible are crowned with knowledge. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow before those who are good, the wicked, at the gates of the righteous. 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and 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. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 Don't those who plan evil go astray? But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness. 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty. 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness. 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence and his children have a refuge. 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
28 A large population is a king's splendor, but a shortage of people is a ruler's devastation. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 A patient person [shows] great understanding, but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 The one who oppresses the poor insults their Maker, but one who is kind to the needy honors Him. 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
32 The wicked are thrown down by their own sin, but the righteous have a refuge when they die. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 Wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning; she is known even among fools. 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 A king favors a wise servant, but his anger falls on a disgraceful one. 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.