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Proverbs 14 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The wisest of women builds her house,
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Whoever walks in uprightness fears the LORD,
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By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,[fn]
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Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
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A faithful witness does not lie,
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A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
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Leave the presence of a fool,
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The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
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Fools mock at the guilt offering,
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The heart knows its own bitterness,
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The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
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There is a way that seems right to a man,
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Even in laughter the heart may ache,
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The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways,
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The simple believes everything,
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One who is wise is cautious[fn] and turns away from evil,
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A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
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The simple inherit folly,
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The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
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Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
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Do they not go astray who devise evil?
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In all toil there is profit,
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The crown of the wise is their wealth,
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A truthful witness saves lives,
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In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence,
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The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,
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In a multitude of people is the glory of a king,
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Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
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A tranquil[fn] heart gives life to the flesh,
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Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
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The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing,
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Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding,
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Righteousness exalts a nation,
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A servant who deals wisely has the king’s favor,
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Or In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride
Hebrew but among the upright is acceptance
Hebrew ways of death
Or fears [the LORD]
Or show
Or healing
Or jealousy
Or Wisdom rests quietly in the heart of a man of understanding, but makes itself known in the midst of fools

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