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Proverbs 13

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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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