Proverbs, Chapter 14 - Themes of Wisdom, Character, and Righteousness

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Proverbs 14:1
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
Proverbs 14:2
He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.
Proverbs 14:3
The fool’s talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
Proverbs 14:4
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Proverbs 14:5
A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies.
Proverbs 14:6
A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn’t find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.
Proverbs 14:7
Stay away from a foolish man, for you won’t find knowledge on his lips.
Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
Proverbs 14:9
Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.
Proverbs 14:10
The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.
Proverbs 14:11
The house of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
Proverbs 14:12
There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Proverbs 14:13
Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, and mirth may end in heaviness.
Proverbs 14:14
The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.
Proverbs 14:15
A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
Proverbs 14:16
A wise man fears and shuns evil, but the fool is hot headed and reckless.
Proverbs 14:17
He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.
Proverbs 14:18
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Proverbs 14:19
The evil bow down before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Proverbs 14:20
The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.
Proverbs 14:21
He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has pity on the poor is blessed.
Proverbs 14:22
Don’t they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
Proverbs 14:23
In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
Proverbs 14:24
The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.
Proverbs 14:25
A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.
Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children.
Proverbs 14:27
The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:28
In the multitude of people is the king’s glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
Proverbs 14:29
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
Proverbs 14:30
The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.
Proverbs 14:31
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
Proverbs 14:32
The wicked is brought down in his calamity, but in death, the righteous has a refuge.
Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, and is even made known in the inward part of fools.
Proverbs 14:34
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Proverbs 14:35
The king’s favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

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