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Proverbs 14

ESV 1 The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. NIV 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. ESV 2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. NIV 2 Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways. ESV 3 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. NIV 3 A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them. ESV 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. NIV 4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests. ESV 5 A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. NIV 5 An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. ESV 6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding. NIV 6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. ESV 7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. NIV 7 Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips. ESV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving. NIV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. ESV 9 Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance. NIV 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. ESV 10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy. NIV 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. ESV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. NIV 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. ESV 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. NIV 12 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. ESV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. NIV 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. ESV 14 The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways. NIV 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs. ESV 15 The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps. NIV 15 The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. ESV 16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless. NIV 16 The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. ESV 17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated. NIV 17 A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated. ESV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. NIV 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. ESV 19 The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous. NIV 19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. ESV 20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends. NIV 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. ESV 21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor. NIV 21 It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy. ESV 22 Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meetsteadfast love and faithfulness. NIV 22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. ESV 23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. NIV 23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. ESV 24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly. NIV 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. ESV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful. NIV 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. ESV 26 In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. NIV 26 Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. ESV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death. NIV 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. ESV 28 In a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined. NIV 28 A large population is a king’s glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. ESV 29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. NIV 29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. ESV 30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. NIV 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. ESV 31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. NIV 31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ESV 32 The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death. NIV 32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God. ESV 33 Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding, but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools. NIV 33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. ESV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. NIV 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. ESV 35 A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully. NIV 35 A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.

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