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Chapter 14

14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord; but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth Him.

14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

14:5 A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness breatheth forth lies.

14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; but knowledge is easy unto him that hath discernment.

14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, for thou wilt not perceive the lips of knowledge.

14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to look well to his way; but the folly of fools is deceit.

14:9 Amends pleadeth for fools; but among the upright there is good will.

14:10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness; and with its joy no stranger can intermeddle.

14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; but the tent of the upright shall flourish.

14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

14:13 Even in laughter the heart acheth; and the end of mirth is heaviness.

14:14 The dissembler in heart shall have his fill from his own ways; and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

14:15 The thoughtless believeth every word; but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; but the fool behaveth overbearingly, and is confident.

14:17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly; and a man of wicked devices is hated.

14:18 The thoughtless come into possession of folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

14:19 The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour; but the rich hath many friends.

14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious unto the humble, happy is he.

14:22 Shall they not go astray that devise evil? But mercy and truth shall be for them that devise good.

14:23 In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches; but the folly of fools remaineth folly.

14:25 A true witness delivereth souls; but he that breatheth forth lies is all deceit.

14:26 In the fear of the Lord a man hath strong confidence; and his children shall have a place of refuge.

14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the want of people is the ruin of the prince.

14:29 He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

14:30 A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; but envy is the rottenness of the bones.

14:31 He that oppresseth the poor blasphemeth his Maker; but he that is gracious unto the needy honoureth Him.

14:32 The wicked is thrust down in his misfortune; but the righteous, even when he is brought to death, hath hope.

14:33 In the heart of him that hath discernment wisdom resteth; but in the inward part of fools it maketh itself known.

14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people.

14:35 The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; but his wrath striketh him that dealeth shamefully.

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