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Proverbs 14

NIRV 1 A wise woman builds her house. But 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. NIRV 2 An honest person has respect for the Lord. But a person whose paths are crooked hates him. NIV 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him. NIRV 3 Foolish people are punished for what they say. But the things wise people say keep them safe. NIV 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them. NIRV 4 Where there are no oxen, the feed box is empty. But a strong ox brings in a great harvest. NIV 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest. NIRV 5 An honest witness does not lie. But a dishonest witness pours out lies. NIV 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. NIRV 6 Those who make fun of others look for wisdom and don't find it. But knowledge comes easily to those who understand what is right. NIV 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. NIRV 7 Stay away from a foolish man. You won't find knowledge in what he says. NIV 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. NIRV 8 People are wise and understanding when they think about the way they live. But people are foolish when their foolish ways trick them. NIV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. NIRV 9 Foolish people laugh at making things right when they sin. But honest people try to do the right thing. NIV 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. NIRV 10 Each heart knows its own sadness. And no one else can share its joy. NIV 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. NIRV 11 The houses of sinners will be destroyed. But the tents of honest people will stand firm. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. NIRV 12 There is a way that may seem right to a man. 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. NIRV 13 Even when you laugh, your heart can be hurting. And your joy can end in sadness. NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. NIRV 14 Those who aren't faithful will be paid back for what they've done. And good men will receive rewards for how they've lived. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. NIRV 15 A childish person believes anything. But a wise person thinks about how he lives. NIV 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. NIRV 16 A wise person has respect for the LORD and avoids evil. But a foolish person gets mad and is thoughtless. NIV 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. NIRV 17 Anyone who gets angry quickly does foolish things. And a man who is tricky is hated. NIV 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. NIRV 18 Childish people act in keeping with their foolish ways. But knowledge makes wise people feel like kings. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. NIRV 19 Evil people will bow down in front of good people. And those who do wrong will bow down at the gates 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. NIRV 20 Poor people are avoided even by their neighbors. But rich people have many friends. NIV 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. NIRV 21 Anyone who hates his neighbor commits sin. But blessed is the person who is kind to those in need. NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. NIRV 22 Those who plan evil go down the wrong path. But those who plan good find love and truth. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. NIRV 23 All hard work pays off. But if all you do is talk, you will be poor. NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. NIRV 24 The wealth of wise people is their crown. But the foolish ways of foolish people lead to what is foolish. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. NIRV 25 An honest witness saves lives. But a dishonest witness tells lies. NIV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. NIRV 26 Anyone who shows respect for the LORD has a strong tower. It will be a safe place for his children. NIV 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. NIRV 27 Respect for the LORD is like a fountain that gives life. It turns you away from the jaws of death. NIV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. NIRV 28 A large population is a king's glory. But a prince without followers is destroyed. NIV 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. NIRV 29 Anyone who is patient has great understanding. But anyone who gets angry quickly shows how foolish he is. NIV 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. NIRV 30 A peaceful heart 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. NIRV 31 Anyone who crushes poor people makes fun of their Maker. But anyone who is kind to those in need honors God. NIV 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. NIRV 32 When trouble comes, sinners are brought down. But godly people have a safe place even when they die. NIV 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. NIRV 33 Wisdom rests in the hearts of those who understand what is right. And even among foolish people she makes herself known. NIV 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. NIRV 34 Doing what is right lifts people up. But sin brings shame to any nation. NIV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. NIRV 35 A king is pleased with a wise servant. But a servant who is full of shame invites the king's anger. NIV 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.