Proverbs 14:26-35 NIV

26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress,1 and for his children it will be a refuge.2

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27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,3 turning a man from the snares of death.4

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28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.5

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29 A patient man has great understanding,6 but a quick-tempered man displays folly.7

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30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.8

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31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,9 but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.10

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32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,11 but even in death the righteous have a refuge.12

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33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning13 and even among fools she lets herself be known.a

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    • b 14:33 - Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac "/ but in the heart of fools she is not known"
      34 Righteousness exalts a nation,14 but sin is a disgrace to any people.

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      35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.15

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