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Proverbs 14

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