Proverbs 14 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down. 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
2 Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted [in] his ways is despising Him. 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] a rod of pride, And 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 Without oxen a stall [is] clean, And great [is] the increase by the power 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 faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies. 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent [is] easy. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge. 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way, And the folly 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 a guilt-offering, And among the upright -- a pleasing thing. 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not intermeddle. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
11 The house of the wicked is destroyed, And the tent of the upright flourisheth. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There is a way -- right before a man, And its latter end [are] ways 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 is the heart pained, And the latter end of joy [is] affliction. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned [with] knowledge. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil have bowed 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 Even of his neighbour is the poor hated, And those loving the rich [are] many. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth [are] to those devising good, 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips [is] only to want. 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools [is] folly. 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 In the fear of Jehovah [is] strong confidence, And to His sons there is 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 Jehovah [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares 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 a people [is] the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 Whoso is slow to anger [is] of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 A healed heart [is] life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones [is] envy. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy. 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
32 In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death [is] the righteous. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known. 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples [is] a sin-offering. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 The favour of a king [is] to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one causing shame! 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.