Proverbs 14:21-31 NIV

21 He who despises his neighbor sins,1 but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.2

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22 Do not those who plot evil go astray?3 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.4

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      25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.5

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      26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress,6 and for his children it will be a refuge.7

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      27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,8 turning a man from the snares of death.9

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      28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.10

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      29 A patient man has great understanding,11 but a quick-tempered man displays folly.12

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      30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.13

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      31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,14 but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.15

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