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Proverbs 14

NLT 1 A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. NIV 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. NLT 2 Those who follow the right path fear the ; those who take the wrong path despise him. NIV 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him. NLT 3 A fool’s proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe. NIV 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them. NLT 4 Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest. NIV 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest. NLT 5 An honest witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies. NIV 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. NLT 6 A mocker seeks wisdom and never finds 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. NLT 7 Stay away from fools, for you won’t find knowledge on their lips. NIV 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. NLT 8 The prudent understand where they are going, but fools deceive themselves. NIV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. NLT 9 Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation. NIV 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. NLT 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy. NIV 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. NLT 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the godly will flourish. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. NLT 12 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. NIV 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. NLT 13 Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains. NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. NLT 14 Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. NLT 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. NIV 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. NLT 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. NIV 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. NLT 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. NIV 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. NLT 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. NLT 19 Evil people will bow before good people; the wicked will bow at the gates of the godly. NIV 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. NLT 20 The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many “friends.” NIV 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. NLT 21 It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor. NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. NLT 22 If you plan to do evil, you will be lost; if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. NLT 23 Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty! NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. NLT 24 Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only foolishness. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. NLT 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. NLT 26 Those who fear the are secure; he will be a refuge for their children. NIV 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. NLT 27 Fear of the is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape 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. NLT 28 A growing population is a king’s glory; a prince without subjects has nothing. NIV 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. NLT 29 People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness. NIV 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. NLT 30 A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones. NIV 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. NLT 31 Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him. NIV 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. NLT 32 The wicked are crushed by disaster, but the godly have a refuge when they die. NIV 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. NLT 33 Wisdom is enshrined in an understanding heart; wisdom is not found among fools. NIV 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. NLT 34 Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people. NIV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. NLT 35 A king rejoices in wise servants but is angry with those who disgrace him. NIV 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.