Proverbs 14 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish will pull down with her hands that also which is built. 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
2 He that walketh in the right way, and feareth God, is despised by him that goeth by an infamous way. 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
3 In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride: but the lips of the wise preserve 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 crib is empty: but where there is much corn, there the strength of the ox is manifest. 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a deceitful witness uttereth a lie. 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Go against a foolish man, and he knoweth not the lips of prudence. 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
9 A fool will laugh at sin, but among the just grace shall abide. 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
10 The heart that knoweth the bitterness of his own soul, in his joy the stranger shall not intermeddle. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
11 The house of the wicked shall be destroyed: but the tabernacles of the just shall flourish. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There is a way which seemeth just to a man: but the ends thereof lead to death. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
13 Laughter shall be mingled with sorrow, and mourning taketh hold of the ends of joy. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 A fool shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall be above him. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitful son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 The childish shall possess folly, and the prudent shall look for knowledge. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil shall fall down before the good: and the wicked before the gates of the just. 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor man shall be hateful even to his own neighbour: but the friends of the rich are many. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but he that sheweth mercy to the poor, shall be blessed. He that believeth in the Lord, loveth mercy. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 They err that work evil: but mercy and truth prepare good things. 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want. 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The crown of the wise, is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence. 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 A faithful witness delivereth souls: and the double dealer uttereth lies. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the Lord is confidence of strength, and there shall be hope for his children. 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 decline from the ruin of death. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
28 In the multitude of people is the dignity of the king: and in the small number of the people the dishonour of the prince. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 Soundness of heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rottenness of the bones. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him. 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
32 The wicked man shall be driven out in his wickedness: but the just hath hope in his death. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 In the heart of the prudent resteth wisdom, and it shall instruct all the ignorant. 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34 Justice exalteth a nation: but sin maketh nations miserable. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 A wise servant is acceptable to the king: he that is good for nothing shall feel his anger. 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.