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Proverbs 14 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Every wise woman builds her house,

but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

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Whoever lives with integrity fears the LORD,

but the one who is devious in his ways despises him.

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The proud speech of a fool brings a rod of discipline,[fn]

but the lips of the wise protect them.

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Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty,[fn]

but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox.

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An honest witness does not deceive,

but a dishonest witness utters lies.

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A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn’t find it,

but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.

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Stay away from a foolish person;

you will gain no knowledge from his speech.

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The sensible person’s wisdom is to consider his way,

but the stupidity of fools deceives them.

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Fools mock at making reparation,[fn]

but there is goodwill among the upright.

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The heart knows its own bitterness,

and no outsider shares in its joy.

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The house of the wicked will be destroyed,

but the tent of the upright will flourish.

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There is a way that seems right to a person,

but its end is the way to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:13 -

Even in laughter a heart may be sad,

and joy may end in grief.

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The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves,

and a good one, what his deeds deserve.

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The inexperienced one believes anything,

but the sensible one watches[fn] his steps.

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A wise person is cautious and turns from evil,

but a fool is easily angered and is careless.[fn]

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A quick-tempered person acts foolishly,

and one who schemes is hated.

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The inexperienced inherit foolishness,

but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.

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The evil bow before those who are good,

and the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.

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A poor person is hated even by his neighbor,

but there are many who love the rich.

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The one who despises his neighbor sins,

but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.

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Don’t those who plan evil go astray?

But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.

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There is profit in all hard work,

but endless talk[fn] leads only to poverty.

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The crown of the wise is their wealth,

but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.

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A truthful witness rescues lives,

but one who utters lies is deceitful.

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In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence

and his children have a refuge.

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The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,

turning people away from the snares of death.

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A large population is a king’s splendor,

but a shortage of people is a ruler’s devastation.

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A patient person shows great understanding,

but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.

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A tranquil heart is life to the body,

but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.

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The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker,

but one who is kind to the needy honors him.

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The wicked one is thrown down by his own sin,

but the righteous one has a refuge in his death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:33 -

Wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning;

she is known[fn] even among fools.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 -

Righteousness exalts a nation,

but sin is a disgrace to any people.

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A king favors a prudent servant,

but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.

CSB Footnotes
Some emend to In the mouth of a fool is a rod for his back
Or clean
Or at guilt offerings
Lit the prudent understand
Or and falls
Lit but word of lips
LXX reads unknown
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