Proverbs 14 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The wisest of women builds up her home, but a stupid 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 right fears the LORD, but a person 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 Because of a stubborn fool's words a whip is lifted against him, but wise people are protected by their speech. 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
4 Where there are no cattle, the feeding trough is empty, but the strength of an ox produces plentiful harvests. 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
5 A trustworthy witness does not lie, but a dishonest witness breathes lies. 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A mocker searches for wisdom without finding it, but knowledge comes easily to a person who has understanding. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Stay away from a fool, because you will not receive knowledge from his lips. 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 The wisdom of a sensible person guides his way of life, but the stupidity of fools misleads them. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
9 Stubborn fools make fun of guilt, but there is forgiveness among decent people. 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger can share its joy. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
11 The houses of wicked people will be destroyed, but the tents of decent people will continue to expand. 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 person, but eventually it ends in death. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
13 Even while laughing a heart can ache, and joy can end in grief. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 A heart that turns [from God] becomes bored with its own ways, but a good person is satisfied with God's ways. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 A gullible person believes anything, but a sensible person watches his step. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 A wise person is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is careless and overconfident. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 A short-tempered person acts stupidly, and a person who plots evil is hated. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 Gullible people are gifted with stupidity, but sensible people are crowned with knowledge. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 Evil people will bow to good people. Wicked people will bow at the gates of a righteous person. 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 A poor person is hated even by his neighbor, but a rich person is loved by many. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 Whoever despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is the one who is kind to humble people. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 Don't those who stray plan what is evil, while those who are merciful and faithful plan what is good? 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 In hard work there is always something gained, but idle talk leads only to poverty. 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The crown of wise people is their wealth. The stupidity of fools is just that--stupidity! 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 An honest witness saves lives, but one who tells lies is dangerous. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and his children will have a place of 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 to turn [one] away from the grasp 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 an honor for a king, but without people a ruler is ruined. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 A person of great understanding is patient, but a short temper is the height of stupidity. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 A tranquil heart makes for a healthy body, but jealousy is [like] bone cancer. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 Whoever oppresses the poor insults his maker, but whoever 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 A wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing, but even in his death a righteous person has a refuge. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 Wisdom finds rest in the heart of an understanding person. Even fools recognize this. 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34 Righteousness lifts up a nation, but sin is a disgrace in any society. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 A king is delighted with a servant who acts wisely, but he is furious with one who acts shamefully. 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.