Proverbs 14:19-29 NIV

19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.1

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20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.2

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21 He who despises his neighbor sins,3 but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.4

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22 Do not those who plot evil go astray?5 But those who plan what is good finda love and faithfulness.

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23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.6

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      25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.7

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      26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress,8 and for his children it will be a refuge.9

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      27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,10 turning a man from the snares of death.11

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      28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.12

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      29 A patient man has great understanding,13 but a quick-tempered man displays folly.14

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