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Proverbs 14 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:1 - The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:2 - Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:3 - A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:4 - Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:5 - An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:6 - The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:7 - Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:8 - The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:9 - Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:10 - Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:11 - The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:12 - There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:13 - Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:14 - The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:15 - The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:16 - The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:17 - A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:18 - The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:19 - Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:20 - The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:21 - It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:22 - Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find[fn] love and faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:23 - All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:24 - The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:25 - A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:26 - Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:27 - The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 - A large population is a king’s glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:29 - Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:30 - A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:31 - Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:32 - When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:33 - Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 - Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:35 - A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.
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