The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands. (Proverbs 14:1)

He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him. (Proverbs 14:2)

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them. (Proverbs 14:3)

Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox. (Proverbs 14:4)

A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies. (Proverbs 14:5)

A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding. (Proverbs 14:6)

Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge. (Proverbs 14:7)

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit. (Proverbs 14:8)

Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will. (Proverbs 14:9)

The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy. (Proverbs 14:10)

The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish. (Proverbs 14:11)

There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12)

Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief. (Proverbs 14:13)

The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his. (Proverbs 14:14)

The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps. (Proverbs 14:15)

A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless. (Proverbs 14:16)

A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated. (Proverbs 14:17)

The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge. (Proverbs 14:18)

The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous. (Proverbs 14:19)

The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many. (Proverbs 14:20)

He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor. (Proverbs 14:21)

Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good. (Proverbs 14:22)

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty. (Proverbs 14:23)

The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness. (Proverbs 14:24)

A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous. (Proverbs 14:25)

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge. (Proverbs 14:26)

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:27)

In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin. (Proverbs 14:28)

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly. (Proverbs 14:29)

A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones. (Proverbs 14:30)

He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him. (Proverbs 14:31)

The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies. (Proverbs 14:32)

Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known. (Proverbs 14:33)

Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people. (Proverbs 14:34)

The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully. (Proverbs 14:35)


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