Proverbs 14:26-35 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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26 In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his 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, 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 In a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined. 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he 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 He who oppresses a poor man 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 is overthrown through his evil-doing, but the righteous finds refuge through his integrity. 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
33 Wisdom abides in the mind of a man of 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.