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Proverbs 14

GNT 1 Homes are made by the wisdom of women, but are destroyed by foolishness. NIV 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. GNT 2 Be honest and you show that you have reverence for the Lord; be dishonest and you show that you do not. NIV 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him. GNT 3 Proud fools talk too much; the words 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. GNT 4 Without any oxen to pull the plow your barn will be empty, but with them it will be full of grain. NIV 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest. GNT 5 A reliable witness always tells the truth, but an unreliable one tells nothing but lies. NIV 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. GNT 6 Conceited people can never become wise, but intelligent people learn easily. NIV 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. GNT 7 Stay away from foolish people; they have nothing to teach you. NIV 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. GNT 8 Why is a clever person wise? Because he knows what to do. Why is a stupid person foolish? Because he only thinks he knows. NIV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. GNT 9 Foolish people don't care if they sin, but good people want to be forgiven. NIV 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. GNT 10 Your joy is your own; your bitterness is your own. No one can share them with you. NIV 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. GNT 11 A good person's house will still be standing after an evildoer's house has been destroyed. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. GNT 12 What you think is the right road may lead to death. NIV 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. GNT 13 Laughter may hide sadness. When happiness is gone, sorrow is always there. NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. GNT 14 Bad people will get what they deserve. Good people will be rewarded for their deeds. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. GNT 15 A fool will believe anything; smart people watch their step. NIV 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. GNT 16 Sensible people are careful to stay out of trouble, but stupid people are careless and act too quickly. NIV 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. GNT 17 People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm. NIV 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. GNT 18 Ignorant people get what their foolishness deserves, but the clever are rewarded with knowledge. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. GNT 19 Evil people will have to bow down to the righteous and humbly beg their favor. NIV 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. GNT 20 No one likes the poor, not even their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. NIV 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. GNT 21 If you want to be happy, be kind to the poor; it is a sin to despise anyone. NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. GNT 22 You will earn the trust and respect of others if you work for good; if you work for evil, you are making a mistake. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. GNT 23 Work and you will earn a living; if you sit around talking you will be poor. NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. GNT 24 Wise people are rewarded with wealth, but fools are known by their foolishness. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. GNT 25 A witness saves lives when he tells the truth; when he tells lies, he betrays people. NIV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. GNT 26 Reverence for the Lord gives confidence and security to a man and his family. NIV 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. GNT 27 Do you want to avoid death? Reverence for the Lord is a fountain of life. NIV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. GNT 28 A king's greatness depends on how many people he rules; without them he is nothing. NIV 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. GNT 29 If you stay calm, you are wise, but if you have a hot temper, you only show how stupid you are. NIV 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. GNT 30 Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer. NIV 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. GNT 31 If you oppress poor people, you insult the God who made them; but kindness shown to the poor is an act of worship. NIV 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. GNT 32 Wicked people bring about their own downfall by their evil deeds, but good people are protected by their integrity. NIV 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. GNT 33 Wisdom is in every thought of intelligent people; fools know nothing about wisdom. NIV 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. GNT 34 Righteousness makes a nation great; sin is a disgrace to any nation. NIV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. GNT 35 Kings are pleased with competent officials, but they punish those who fail them. NIV 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.