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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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