Proverbs 14:27-35 NIV

27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,1 turning a man from the snares of death.2

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28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.3

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29 A patient man has great understanding,4 but a quick-tempered man displays folly.5

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30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.6

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31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,7 but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.8

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32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,9 but even in death the righteous have a refuge.10

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33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning11 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,12 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.13

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