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Proverbs 14 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Every wise woman builds up her home, but a foolish one 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 A person with upright conduct fears ADONAI, but a person who is devious scorns him. 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
3 From the mouth of a fool sprouts pride, 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 Where there are no oxen, the stalls are clean; but much is produced by the strength of an ox. 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
5 An honest witness will not lie, but a false witness lies with every breath. 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge comes easily to someone with discernment. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Keep clear of a fool, for you won't hear a sensible word from him. 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 The wisdom of the cautious makes him know where he is going, but the folly of fools misleads them. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
9 Guilt offerings make a mockery of fools; 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 no stranger can 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 can be a way which seems right to a person, but at its end are the 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 the heart can be sad, and joy may end in sorrow. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 A backslider is filled up with his own ways, but a good person gets satisfaction from himself. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 One who doesn't think believes every word, but the cautious understands his steps. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 A wise person fears and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and overconfident. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 He who is quick-tempered does stupid things, and one who does vile things is hated. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 Thoughtless people inherit folly, but the cautious are crowned with knowledge. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil 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 are disliked even by their peers, but the rich have many friends. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 He who despises his fellow sins, but he who shows compassion to the humble is happy. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 Won't those who plot evil go astray? But grace and truth are for those who plan good. 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 In all work there is profit, but mere talk produces only 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 just that - 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 liar misdirects [judgment]. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 In the fear of ADONAI is powerful security; for his children there will be a place of refuge. 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
27 The fear of ADONAI is a fountain of life enabling one to avoid deadly traps. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
28 A king's glory lies in having many subjects; if the prince's people are few, it is his ruin. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 Being slow to anger goes with great understanding, being quick-tempered makes folly still worse. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 A tranquil mind gives health to the body, but envy rots the bones. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 The oppressor of the poor insults his maker, but he who is kind 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 are brought down by their wrongdoing, but the righteous can be confident even at death. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 Wisdom is at rest in a person with discernment, but in fools it has to call attention to itself. 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34 Righteousness makes a nation great, but sin degrades any people. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 A king shows favor to a servant with good sense, but his wrath strikes one who shames [him]. 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.