Proverbs 14 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish 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 Those who walk uprightly fear the Lord, but one who is devious in conduct despises him. 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
3 The talk of fools is a rod for their backs, 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, there is no grain; abundant crops come by the strength 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 does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for one who understands. 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not find words of knowledge. 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 It is the wisdom of the clever to understand where they go, but the folly of fools misleads. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
9 Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy God's favor. 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 shares 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 of the upright flourishes. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to 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 is sad, and the end of joy is grief. 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.
14 The perverse get what their ways deserve, and the good, what their deeds deserve. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.
15 The simple believe everything, but the clever consider their steps. 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
16 The wise are cautious and turn away from evil, but the fool throws off restraint and is careless. 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
17 One who is quick-tempered acts foolishly, and the schemer is hated. 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
18 The simple are adorned with folly, but the clever are crowned with knowledge. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow down before the good, 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 neighbors, but the rich have many friends. 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 poor. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
22 Do they not err that plan evil? Those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness. 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but folly is the garland of fools. 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 A truthful witness saves lives, but one who utters lies is a betrayer. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and one's children will have 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 the Lord is a fountain of life, so that one may avoid the snares of death. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
28 The glory of a king is a multitude of people; without people a prince is ruined. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but one who has a hasty temper exalts folly. 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
30 A tranquil mind gives life to the flesh, but passion makes the bones rot. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
31 Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honor 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 overthrown by their evildoing, but the righteous find a refuge in their integrity. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 Wisdom is at home in the mind of one who has understanding, but it is not known in the heart of fools. 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully. 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.