Proverbs 14 Further proverbs of Solomon
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reader to meditate on each verse as they will. However we will
invite the reader to note in the majoirty of cases how each verse
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wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands the foolish one
tears hers down.
fears the Lord walks uprightly,
but those who despise him are devious
in their ways.
fool's mouth lashes out with pride,
but the lips of the wise protect them.
there are no oxen, the manger is empty,
but from the strength of an ox come abundant
honest witness does not deceive,
but a false witness pours out lies.
mocker seeks wisdom and finds none,
but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
away from a fool,
for you will not find knowledge on their
wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
but the folly of fools is deception.
mock at making amends for sin,
but goodwill is found among the upright.
heart knows its own bitterness,
and no one else can share its joy.
house of the wicked will be destroyed,
but the tent of the upright will flourish.
is a way that appears to be right,
but in the end it leads to death.
in laughter the heart may ache,
and rejoicing may end in grief.
faithless will be fully repaid for their ways,
and the good rewarded for theirs.
simple believe anything,
but the prudent give thought to their
wise fear the Lord and shun evil,
but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels
quick-tempered person does foolish things,
and the one who devises evil schemes is
simple inherit folly,
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
will bow down in the presence of the good,
and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
poor are shunned even by their neighbours,
but the rich have many friends.
is a sin to despise one's neighbour,
but blessed is the one who is kind to
not those who plot evil go astray?
But those who plan what is good find love
hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.
wealth of the wise is their crown,
but the folly of fools yields folly.
truthful witness saves lives,
but a false witness is deceitful.
fears the Lord has a secure fortress,
and for their children it will be a refuge.
fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
turning a person from the snares of death.
large population is a king's glory,
but without subjects a prince is ruined.
is patient has great understanding,
but one who is quick-tempered displays
heart at peace gives life to the body,
but envy rots the bones.
oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
but whoever is kind to the needy honours
calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
but even in death the righteous seek refuge
reposes in the heart of the discerning
and even among fools she lets herself
exalts a nation,
but sin condemns any people.
king delights in a wise servant,
but a shameful servant arouses his fury.
to Proverbs 15