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Proverbs 13

The Proverbs

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Chapter 14

1

 Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands. 

2

 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. 

3

 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for [his] pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them. 

4

 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; But much increase is by the strength of the ox. 

5

 A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness uttereth lies. 

6

 A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding. 

7

 Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive [in him] the lips of knowledge. 

8

 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit. 

9

 A trespass-offering mocketh fools; But among the upright there is good will. 

10

 The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy. 

11

 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; But the tent of the upright shall flourish. 

12

 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death. 

13

 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; And the end of mirth is heaviness. 

14

 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself. 

15

 The simple believeth every word; But the prudent man looketh well to his going. 

16

 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident. 

17

 He that is soon angry will deal foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated. 

18

 The simple inherit folly; But the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 

19

 The evil bow down before the good; And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous. 

20

 The poor is hated even of his own neighbor; But the rich hath many friends. 

21

 He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he. 

22

 Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth [shall be to] them that devise good. 

23

 In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to penury. 

24

 The crown of the wise is their riches; [But] the folly of fools is [only] folly. 

25

 A true witness delivereth souls; But he that uttereth lies [causeth] deceit. 

26

 In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence; And his children shall have a place of refuge. 

27

 The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death. 

28

 In the multitude of people is the king's glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince. 

29

 He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. 

30

 A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones. 

31

 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him. 

32

 The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing; But the righteous hath a refuge in his death. 

33

 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding; But [that which is] in the inward part of fools is made known. 

34

 Righteousness exalteth a nation; But sin is a reproach to any people. 

35

 The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be [against] him that causeth shame. 

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