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Proverbs 14

DBY 1 The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands. NIV 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. DBY 2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; but he that is perverted in his ways despiseth him. NIV 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him. DBY 3 In the fool's mouth is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. NIV 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them. DBY 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; but much increase is by 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. DBY 5 A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness uttereth lies. NIV 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. DBY 6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none [for him]; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent. NIV 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. DBY 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge. NIV 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. DBY 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly 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. DBY 9 Fools make a mock at trespass; but for the upright there is favour. NIV 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. DBY 10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness, and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy. NIV 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. DBY 11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; but the tent of the upright shall flourish. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. DBY 12 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof 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. DBY 13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is sadness. NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. DBY 14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. DBY 15 The simple believeth every word; but the prudent [man] heedeth his going. NIV 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. DBY 16 A wise [man] feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident. NIV 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. DBY 17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous devices is hated. NIV 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. DBY 18 The simple inherit folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. DBY 19 The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous [man]. NIV 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. DBY 20 He that is poor is hated even of his own neighbour; but the rich hath many friends. NIV 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. DBY 21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he. NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. DBY 22 Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. DBY 23 In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want. NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. DBY 24 The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. DBY 25 A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies. NIV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. DBY 26 In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge. NIV 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. DBY 27 The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death. NIV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. DBY 28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince. NIV 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. DBY 29 He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. NIV 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. DBY 30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones. NIV 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. DBY 31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth Him is gracious to the needy. NIV 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. DBY 32 The wicked is driven away by his evil-doing; but the righteous trusteth, [even] in his death. NIV 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. DBY 33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of the intelligent [man]; but that which is in the foolish maketh itself known. NIV 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. DBY 34 Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to peoples. NIV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. DBY 35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant; but his wrath is [against] him that causeth shame. NIV 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.