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Proverbs 14

NCV 1 A wise woman strengthens her family, but a foolish woman destroys hers by what she does. NIV 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. NCV 2 People who live good lives respect the Lord, but those who live evil lives don't. NIV 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him. NCV 3 Fools will be punished for their proud words, but the words of the wise will protect them. NIV 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them. NCV 4 When there are no oxen, no food is in the barn. But with a strong ox, much grain can be grown. NIV 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest. NCV 5 A truthful witness does not lie, but a false witness tells nothing but lies. NIV 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. NCV 6 Those who make fun of wisdom look for it and do not find it, but knowledge comes easily to those with understanding. NIV 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. NCV 7 Stay away from fools, because they can't teach you anything. NIV 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. NCV 8 A wise person will understand what to do, but a foolish person is dishonest. NIV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. NCV 9 Fools don't care if they sin, but honest people work at being right. NIV 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. NCV 10 No one else can know your sadness, and strangers cannot share your joy. NIV 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. NCV 11 The wicked person's house will be destroyed, but a good person's tent will still be standing. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. NCV 12 Some people think they are doing right, but in the end it leads to death. NIV 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. NCV 13 Someone who is laughing may be sad inside, and joy may end in sadness. NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. NCV 14 Evil people will be paid back for their evil ways, and good people will be rewarded for their good ones. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. NCV 15 Fools will believe anything, but the wise think about what they do. NIV 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. NCV 16 Wise people are careful and stay out of trouble, but fools are careless and quick to act. NIV 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. NCV 17 Someone with a quick temper does foolish things, but someone with understanding remains calm. NIV 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. NCV 18 Fools are rewarded with nothing but more foolishness, but the wise are rewarded with knowledge. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. NCV 19 Evil people will bow down to those who are good; the wicked will bow down at the door of those who do right. NIV 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. NCV 20 The poor are rejected, even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. NIV 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. NCV 21 It is a sin to hate your neighbor, but being kind to the needy brings happiness. NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. NCV 22 Those who make evil plans will be ruined, but those who plan to do good will be loved and trusted. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. NCV 23 Those who work hard make a profit, but those who only talk will be poor. NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. NCV 24 Wise people are rewarded with wealth, but fools only get more foolishness. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. NCV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is a traitor. NIV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. NCV 26 Those who respect the Lord will have security, and their children will be protected. NIV 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. NCV 27 Respect for the Lord gives life. It is like a fountain that can save people from death. NIV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. NCV 28 A king is honored when he has many people to rule, but a prince is ruined if he has none. NIV 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. NCV 29 Patient people have great understanding, but people with quick tempers show their foolishness. NIV 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. NCV 30 Peace of mind means a healthy body, but jealousy will rot your bones. NIV 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. NCV 31 Whoever mistreats the poor insults their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. NIV 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. NCV 32 The wicked are ruined by their own evil, but those who do right are protected even in death. NIV 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. NCV 33 Wisdom lives in those with understanding, and even fools recognize it. NIV 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. NCV 34 Doing what is right makes a nation great, but sin will bring disgrace to any people. NIV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. NCV 35 A king is pleased with a wise servant, but he will become angry with one who causes him shame. NIV 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.