Proverbs 14:1-9 NIV

1 The wise woman builds her house,1 but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

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2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back,2 but the lips of the wise protect them.3

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4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox4 comes an abundant harvest.

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5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.5

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6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.6

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7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8 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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      9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.