Proverbs Chapter 14 World English Bible

Proverbs 14:1

Every wise woman builds her house, But the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 14:2

He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, But he who is perverse in his ways despises him.

Proverbs 14:3

The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, But the lips of the wise protect them.

Proverbs 14:4

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

Proverbs 14:5

A truthful witness will not lie, But a false witness pours out lies.

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, But knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

Proverbs 14:7

Stay away from a foolish man, For you won't find knowledge on his lips.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, But the folly of fools is deceit.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at making atonement for sins, But among the upright there is good will.

Proverbs 14:10

The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; He will not share these with a stranger.

Proverbs 14:11

The house of the wicked will be overthrown, But the tent of the upright will flourish.

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seems right to a man, But in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 14:13

Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, And mirth may end in heaviness.

Proverbs 14:14

The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; Likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Proverbs 14:15

A simple man believes everything, But the prudent man carefully considers his ways.

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man fears, and shuns evil, But the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

Proverbs 14:17

He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, And a crafty man is hated.

Proverbs 14:18

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

Proverbs 14:19

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

Proverbs 14:20

The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, But the rich person has many friends.

Proverbs 14:21

He who despises his neighbor sins, But blessed is he who has pity on the poor.

Proverbs 14:22

Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.

Proverbs 14:23

In all hard work there is profit, But the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 14:24

The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools crowns them with folly.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves souls, But a false witness is deceitful.

Proverbs 14:26

In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, And he will be a refuge for his children.

Proverbs 14:27

The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, Turning people from the snares of death.

Proverbs 14:28

In the multitude of people is the king's glory, But in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who has a quick temper displays folly.

Proverbs 14:30

The life of the body is a heart at peace, But envy rots the bones.

Proverbs 14:31

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, But he who is kind to the needy honors him.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is brought down in his calamity, But in death, the righteous has a refuge.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, And is even made known in the inward part of fools.

Proverbs 14:34

Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, But his wrath is toward one who causes shame.