The wise woman builds her house,1 but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
References for Proverbs 14:1
He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
A fool's talk brings a rod to his back,2 but the lips of the wise protect them.3
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Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox4 comes an abundant harvest.
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A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.5
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The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.6
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Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,7 but the folly of fools is deception.8
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Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.