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Proverbs 14 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:1 - Every wise woman builds her household, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:2 - The one who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but the one who is perverted in his ways despises him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:3 - In the speech of a fool is a rod for his back, but the words of the wise protect them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:4 - Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is clean, but an abundant harvest is produced by strong oxen.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:5 - A truthful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:6 - The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:7 - Leave the presence of a foolish person, or you will not understand wise counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:8 - The wisdom of the shrewd person is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deception.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:9 - Fools mock at reparation, but among the upright there is favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:10 - The heart knows its own bitterness, and with its joy no one else can share.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:11 - The household of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:12 - There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:13 - Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:14 - The backslider will be paid back from his own ways, but a good person will be rewarded for his.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:15 - A naive person believes everything, but the shrewd person discerns his steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:16 - A wise person is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool throws off restraint and is overconfident.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:17 - A person who has a quick temper does foolish things, and a person with crafty schemes is hated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:18 - The naive inherit folly, but the shrewd are crowned with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:19 - Those who are evil will bow before those who are good, and the wicked will bow at the gates of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:20 - A poor person is disliked even by his neighbors, but those who love the rich are many.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:21 - The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever is kind to the needy is blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:22 - Do not those who devise evil go astray? But those who plan good exhibit faithful covenant love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:23 - In all hard work there is profit, but merely talking about it only brings poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:24 - The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools is folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:25 - A truthful witness rescues lives, but the one who breathes lies brings deception.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:26 - In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and it will be a refuge for his children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:27 - The fear of the LORD is like a life-giving fountain, to turn people from deadly snares.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 - A king's glory is the abundance of people, but the lack of subjects is the ruin of a ruler.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:29 - The one who is slow to anger has great understanding, but the one who has a quick temper exalts folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:30 - A tranquil spirit revives the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:31 - The one who oppresses the poor insults his Creator, but whoever shows favor to the needy honors him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:32 - The wicked will be thrown down in his trouble, but the righteous have refuge even in the threat of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:33 - Wisdom rests in the heart of the discerning; it is known even in the heart of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 - Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:35 - The king shows favor to a wise servant, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

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