Proverbs 14:1-10 RSV

1 Wisdom builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.
2 He who walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.
3 The talk of a fool is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
4 Where there are no oxen, there is no grain; but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
5 A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of a prudent man is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.
9 God scorns the wicked, but the upright enjoy his favor.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.