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Proverbs 14

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 14:1 A wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish will pull down with her hands that also which is built. Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in the right way, and feareth God, is despised by him that goeth by an infamous way. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride: but the lips of the wise preserve them. Proverbs 14:4 Where there are no oxen, the crib is empty: but where there is much corn, there the strength of the ox is manifest. Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a deceitful witness uttereth a lie. Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy. Proverbs 14:7 Go against a foolish man, and he knoweth not the lips of prudence. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth. Proverbs 14:9 A fool will laugh at sin, but among the just grace shall abide. Proverbs 14:10 The heart that knoweth the bitterness of his own soul, in his joy the stranger shall not intermeddle. Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be destroyed: but the tabernacles of the just shall flourish. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth just to a man: but the ends thereof lead to death. Proverbs 14:13 Laughter shall be mingled with sorrow, and mourning taketh hold of the ends of joy. Proverbs 14:14 A fool shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall be above him. Proverbs 14:15 The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitful son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight. Proverbs 14:16 A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident. Proverbs 14:17 The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful. Proverbs 14:18 The childish shall possess folly, and the prudent shall look for knowledge. Proverbs 14:19 The evil shall fall down before the good: and the wicked before the gates of the just. Proverbs 14:20 The poor man shall be hateful even to his own neighbour: but the friends of the rich are many. Proverbs 14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but he that sheweth mercy to the poor, shall be blessed. He that believeth in the Lord, loveth mercy. Proverbs 14:22 They err that work evil: but mercy and truth prepare good things. Proverbs 14:23 In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want. Proverbs 14:24 The crown of the wise, is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence. Proverbs 14:25 A faithful witness delivereth souls: and the double dealer uttereth lies. Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the Lord is confidence of strength, and there shall be hope for his children. Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to decline from the ruin of death. Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people is the dignity of the king: and in the small number of the people the dishonour of the prince. Proverbs 14:29 He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly. Proverbs 14:30 Soundness of heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him. Proverbs 14:32 The wicked man shall be driven out in his wickedness: but the just hath hope in his death. Proverbs 14:33 In the heart of the prudent resteth wisdom, and it shall instruct all the ignorant. Proverbs 14:34 Justice exalteth a nation: but sin maketh nations miserable. Proverbs 14:35 A wise servant is acceptable to the king: he that is good for nothing shall feel his anger.

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