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Proverbs 14 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:1 - Wisdom builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:2 - He who walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:3 - The talk of a fool is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:4 - Where there are no oxen, there is no grain; but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:5 - A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:6 - A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:7 - Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:8 - The wisdom of a prudent man is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:9 - God scorns the wicked, but the upright enjoy his favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:10 - The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares 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 which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:13 - Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:14 - A perverse man will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man with the fruit of his deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:15 - The simple believes everything, but the prudent looks where he is going.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:16 - A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool throws off restraint and is careless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:17 - A man of quick temper acts foolishly, but a man of discretion is patient.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:18 - The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:19 - The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:20 - The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:21 - He who despises his neighbor is a sinner, but happy is he who is kind to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:22 - Do they not err that devise evil? Those who devise good meet loyalty and faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:23 - In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:24 - The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but folly is the garland of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:25 - A truthful witness saves lives, but one who utters lies is a betrayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:26 - In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:27 - The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 - In a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:29 - He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:30 - A tranquil mind gives life to the flesh, but passion makes the bones rot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:31 - He who oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:32 - The wicked is overthrown through his evil-doing, but the righteous finds refuge through his integrity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:33 - Wisdom abides in the mind of a man of understanding, but it is not known in the heart of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 - Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:35 - A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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