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Proverbs 14

BBE 1 Wisdom is building her house, but the foolish woman is pulling it down with her hands. NIV 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. BBE 2 He who goes on his way in righteousness has before him the fear of the Lord; but he whose ways are twisted gives him no honour. NIV 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him. BBE 3 In the mouth of the foolish man is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will keep them safe. NIV 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them. BBE 4 Where there are no oxen, their food-place is clean; but much increase comes through the strength of the ox. NIV 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest. BBE 5 A true witness does not say what is false, but a false witness is breathing out deceit. NIV 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. BBE 6 The hater of authority, searching for wisdom, does not get it; but knowledge comes readily to the open-minded man. NIV 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. BBE 7 Go away from the foolish man, for you will not see the lips of knowledge. NIV 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. BBE 8 The wisdom of the man of good sense makes his way clear; but the unwise behaviour of the foolish is deceit. NIV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. BBE 9 In the tents of those hating authority there is error, but in the house of the upright man there is grace. NIV 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. BBE 10 No one has knowledge of a man's grief but himself; and a strange person has no part in his joy. NIV 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. BBE 11 The house of the sinner will be overturned, but the tent of the upright man will do well. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. BBE 12 There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death. NIV 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. BBE 13 Even while laughing the heart may be sad; and after joy comes sorrow. NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. BBE 14 He whose heart is turned away will have the reward of his ways in full measure; but a good man will have the reward of his doings. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. BBE 15 The simple man has faith in every word, but the man of good sense gives thought to his footsteps. NIV 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. BBE 16 The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger. NIV 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. BBE 17 He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet. NIV 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. BBE 18 Foolish behaviour is the heritage of the simple, but men of good sense are crowned with knowledge. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. BBE 19 The knees of the evil are bent before the good; and sinners go down in the dust at the doors of the upright. NIV 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. BBE 20 The poor man is hated even by his neighbour, but the man of wealth has numbers of friends. NIV 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. BBE 21 He who has no respect for his neighbour is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy. NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. BBE 22 Will not the designers of evil come into error? But mercy and good faith are for the designers of good. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. BBE 23 In all hard work there is profit, but talk only makes a man poor. NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. BBE 24 Their wisdom is a crown to the wise, but their foolish behaviour is round the head of the unwise. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. BBE 25 A true witness is the saviour of lives; but he who says false things is a cause of deceit. NIV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. BBE 26 For him in whose heart is the fear of the Lord there is strong hope: and his children will have a safe place. NIV 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. BBE 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, by which one may be turned from the nets of death. NIV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. BBE 28 A king's glory is in the number of his people: and for need of people a ruler may come to destruction. NIV 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. BBE 29 He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish. NIV 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. BBE 30 A quiet mind is the life of the body, but envy is a disease in the bones. NIV 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. BBE 31 He who is hard on the poor puts shame on his Maker; but he who has mercy on those who are in need gives him honour. NIV 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. BBE 32 The sinner is overturned in his evil-doing, but the upright man has hope in his righteousness. NIV 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. BBE 33 Wisdom has her resting-place in the mind of the wise, but she is not seen among the foolish. NIV 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. BBE 34 By righteousness a nation is lifted up, but sin is a cause of shame to the peoples. NIV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. BBE 35 The king has pleasure in a servant who does wisely, but his wrath is against him who is a cause of shame. NIV 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.