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Proverbs 14 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:1 - Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:2 - Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted in his ways is despising Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:3 - In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:4 - Without oxen a stall is clean, And great is the increase by the power of the ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:5 - A faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:6 - A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent is easy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:7 - Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:8 - The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, And the folly of fools is deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:9 - Fools mock at a guilt-offering, And among the upright -- a pleasing thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:10 - The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not intermeddle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:11 - The house of the wicked is destroyed, And the tent of the upright flourisheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:12 - There is a way -- right before a man, And its latter end are ways of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:13 - Even in laughter is the heart pained, And the latter end of joy is affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:14 - From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:15 - The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:16 - The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:17 - Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:18 - The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:19 - The evil have bowed down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:20 - Even of his neighbour is the poor hated, And those loving the rich are many.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:21 - Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:22 - Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth are to those devising good,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:23 - In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips is only to want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:24 - The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:25 - A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:26 - In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, And to His sons there is a refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:27 - The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 - In the multitude of a people is the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:29 - Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:30 - A healed heart is life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones is envy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:31 - An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:32 - In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death is the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:33 - In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 - Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples is a sin-offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:35 - The favour of a king is to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one causing shame!
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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