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Proverbs 14

NRS 1 The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish 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. NRS 2 Those who walk uprightly fear the Lord, but one who is devious in conduct despises him. NIV 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him. NRS 3 The talk of fools is a rod for their backs, but the lips of the wise preserve them. NIV 3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them. NRS 4 Where there are no oxen, there is no grain; abundant crops come 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. NRS 5 A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. NIV 5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. NRS 6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for one who understands. NIV 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. NRS 7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not find words of knowledge. NIV 7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. NRS 8 It is the wisdom of the clever to understand where they go, but the folly of fools misleads. NIV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. NRS 9 Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy God's favor. NIV 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. NRS 10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy. NIV 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. NRS 11 The house of the wicked is destroyed, but the tent of the upright flourishes. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. NRS 12 There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death. NIV 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. NRS 13 Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief. NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. NRS 14 The perverse get what their ways deserve, and the good, what their deeds deserve. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his. NRS 15 The simple believe everything, but the clever consider their steps. NIV 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. NRS 16 The wise are cautious and turn away from evil, but the fool throws off restraint and is careless. NIV 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. NRS 17 One who is quick-tempered acts foolishly, and the schemer is hated. NIV 17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. NRS 18 The simple are adorned with folly, but the clever are crowned with knowledge. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. NRS 19 The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous. NIV 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. NRS 20 The poor are disliked 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. NRS 21 Those who despise their neighbors are sinners, but happy are those who are kind to the poor. NIV 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. NRS 22 Do they not err that plan evil? Those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. NRS 23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. NRS 24 The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but folly is the garland of fools. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. NRS 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but one who utters lies is a betrayer. NIV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. NRS 26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and one's children will have a refuge. NIV 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. NRS 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, so that one may avoid the snares of death. NIV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. NRS 28 The glory of a king is a multitude of people; without people a prince is ruined. NIV 28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. NRS 29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but one who has a hasty temper exalts folly. NIV 29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. NRS 30 A tranquil mind gives life to the flesh, but passion makes the bones rot. NIV 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. NRS 31 Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honor him. NIV 31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. NRS 32 The wicked are overthrown by their evildoing, but the righteous find a refuge in their integrity. NIV 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. NRS 33 Wisdom is at home in the mind of one who has understanding, but it is not known in the heart of fools. NIV 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. NRS 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. NIV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. NRS 35 A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully. NIV 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.