Proverbs 14 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise woman builds her house, while a foolish woman tears hers down with her own hands. 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
2 Those who walk with integrity fear the LORD, but those who take a crooked path despise him. 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
3 Pride sprouts in the mouth of a fool, but the lips of the wise protect them. 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
4 When there are no oxen, the stall is clean, but when there is a strong bull, there is abundant produce. 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
5 A truthful witness doesn't lie, but a false witness spews lies. 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A mocker searches for wisdom and gets none, but knowledge comes quickly to the intelligent. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Stay away from fools, for you won't learn wise speech there. 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 By their wisdom the prudent understand their way, but the stupidity of fools deceives them. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
9 Fools mock a compensation offering, but favor is with those who do right. 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
10 The heart knows its own distress; another person can't share its joy. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
11 The house of the wicked is destroyed, but the tent flourishes for those who do right. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There is a path that may seem straight to someone, but in the end it is a path to death. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
13 The heart feels pain even in laughter, and in the end, joy turns to sorrow. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 Rebellious hearts receive satisfaction from their ways; the good receive the due reward for their deeds. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 The naive believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 The wise are careful and avoid evil, but fools become excited and overconfident. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 Short-tempered people make stupid mistakes, and schemers are hated. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 Stupidity is the lot of the naive, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 Evil people will bow down before the good; wicked people are 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 their neighbors hate the poor, but many love the wealthy. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 Those who despise their neighbors are sinners, but happy are those who are kind to the needy. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 Don't those who plan evil go astray? Those who plan good receive loyalty and faithfulness. 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 There is profit in hard work, but mere talk leads to poverty. 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 Wealth is the crown of the wise, and the folly of fools is folly. 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a deceiver proclaims lies. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence and refuge for one's 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, turning people away from deathtraps. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
28 A king's glory is a large population, but a dwindling people is a ruler's ruin. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 Patience leads to abundant understanding, but impatience leads to stupid mistakes. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 A peaceful mind gives life to the body, but jealousy rots the bones. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 Those who exploit the powerless anger their maker, while those who are kind to the poor honor God. 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
32 The wicked are thrown down by their own evil, but the righteous find refuge even in death. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 Wisdom resides in an understanding heart, but it's not known in fools. 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34 Righteousness dignifies a nation, but sin disgraces a people. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 The king favors an insightful servant, but is furious at a shameful one. 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.