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Proverbs 14 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish 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 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD , But he 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 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them. 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
4 Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox. 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 will not lie, But a false witness utters lies. 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge. 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
9 Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will. 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share 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 flourish. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
13 Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and 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 of evil devices is hated. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil will bow down before the good, And 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 The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good. 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 In all labor there is profit, But mere 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 riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness. 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous. 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 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, That one may avoid the snares of death. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
28 In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious 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 is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known. 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 The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully. 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.