Proverbs 14:3-13 NIV

3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back,1 but the lips of the wise protect them.2

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4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox3 comes an abundant harvest.

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5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.4

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6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.5

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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,6 but the folly of fools is deception.7

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      9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
      10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
      11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,8 but the tent of the upright will flourish.9

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      12 There is a way that seems right to a man,10 but in the end it leads to death.11

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      13 Even in laughter12 the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.

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