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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!

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.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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