Proverbs 14 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise woman buildeth her house; and an unwise woman shall destroy with hands, that is, with her evil works, an house builded. (A wise woman buildeth up her own house; but an unwise woman shall destroy with her own hands, that is, with her own evil works, the house that she hath built.) 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
2 A man going in rightful way, and dreading God, is despised of him that goeth in the way of evil fame. (A person who doeth right, and feareth God/and revereth God, is despised by him who goeth in evil ways.) 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
3 The rod of pride is in the mouth of a fool; the lips of wise men keep them (but the lips of the wise keep them safe). 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
4 Where oxen be not, the cratch is void (the stall is empty); but where full many corns appear, there the strength of the ox is [made] open. 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 shall not lie; a guileful witness bringeth forth a leasing (a deceitful witness bringeth forth many lies). 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and he findeth it not (A mocker seeketh wisdom, but never findeth it); the teaching of prudent men is easy. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Go thou against a man a fool; and he shall not know the lips of prudence. (Go thou away from a foolish person; for he shall not speak words of understanding, that is, sensible words.) 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 The wisdom of a fell man is to understand his way; and the unwariness of fools erreth. (The wisdom of a clever person is to understand his own way; but the carelessness of fools maketh them to err.) 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
9 A fool scorneth sin; grace shall dwell among just men. (A fool mocketh sin; favour shall dwell among the righteous.) 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
10 The heart that knoweth the bitterness of his soul; a stranger shall not be meddled in the joy thereof. (The heart knoweth the bitterness of its own soul; a stranger cannot be mixed in, or mingled, with its joy.) 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
11 The house of wicked men shall be done away; the tabernacles of just men shall burgeon. (The houses of the wicked shall be done away; but the homes of the righteous shall flourish.) 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 Soothly a way is, that seemeth just to a man (Truly there is a way, that seemeth right to a person); but the last things thereof lead forth to death. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
13 Laughing shall be meddled with sorrow (Laughter shall be mixed, or mingled, with sorrow); and mourning occupieth the last things of joy. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 A fool shall be filled with his ways; and a good man shall be above him. (A fool shall reap the fruit of his foolish ways; and a good person that of his deeds, or of his labour.) 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 An innocent man believeth to each word; a fell man beholdeth his goings. (An innocent person believeth each and every word; a clever person regardeth, or watcheth, his own steps.) 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 A wise man dreadeth, and boweth away from evil; a fool skippeth over, and trusteth. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 A man unpatient shall work folly; and a guileful man is odious. (An impatient person will act foolishly; and a deceitful person is odious.) 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 Little men of wit shall hold folly; and fell men shall abide knowing. (People of little wit, or of low intelligence, shall hold fast to foolishness; but clever people shall gain understanding.) 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 Evil men shall lie (down) before good men; and unpious men before the gates of just men. (Evil people shall lie down before good people; and the wicked shall bow before 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 shall be (thought) hateful, yea, (even) to his neighbour; but many men be (the) friends of rich men. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 He that despiseth his neighbour, doeth sin; but he that doeth mercy to a poor man, shall be blessed. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 He that believeth in the Lord, loveth mercy; they err that work evil. Mercy and truth make ready goods (Mercy and truth bring forth good things); 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 abundance shall be in each good work/in every good work. Soothly where full many words be, there neediness is oft (Truly, where there be a great many words, there often is neediness, or lack, or want). 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The crown of wise men is the riches of them; the folly of fools is unwariness. (The reward of the wise is their riches; the foolishness of fools is their recklessness.) 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 A faithful witness delivereth souls; and a false man bringeth forth leasings. (A faithful witness saveth lives; but a false accuser bringeth forth only lies.) 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 In the dread of the Lord is trust of strength; and hope shall be to the sons of him. (He who feareth the Lord/He who revereth the Lord hath trust in his strength; and his sons and daughters shall have hope and security.) 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
27 The dread of the Lord is a well of life; that it bow away from the falling of death. (The fear of the Lord/Reverence for the Lord is a well of life; yea, so that thou turn away from deadly traps, or snares.) 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
28 The dignity of the king is in the multitude of (his) people; and the shame of a prince is in the fewness of (his) people. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 He that is patient, is governed by much wisdom; but he that is unpatient, enhanceth his folly. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 (The) Health of (the) heart is the life of (the) flesh; envy is (the) rot of (the) bones. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 He that falsely challengeth a needy man, despiseth his maker; but he that hath mercy on a poor man, honoureth his maker. (He who oppresseth the needy, despiseth his Maker; but he who hath mercy on the poor, honoureth his Maker.) 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
32 A wicked man is put out for his malice; but a just man hopeth in his death. (A wicked person is brought down by his own malice; but a righteous person hath hope in his death.) 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of a wise man; and he shall teach all unlearned men. (Wisdom resteth in the hearts of the wise; and they shall teach all the unlearned.) 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34 Rightfulness raiseth [up] a folk; sin maketh peoples wretches. (Uprightness raiseth up the nation; sin maketh people into wretches.) 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 A servant understanding is acceptable to a king; a servant unprofitable shall suffer the wrathfulness of him. (An understanding servant shall receive the king's favour; an unprofitable servant shall suffer his wrath.) 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.