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Proverbs 14 (WEBP)

[1] Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
[2] He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.
[3] The fool’s talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
[4] Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
[5] A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies.
[6] A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn’t find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.
[7] Stay away from a foolish man, for you won’t find knowledge on his lips.
[8] The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
[9] Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.
[10] The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.
[11] The house of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
[12] There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
[13] Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, and mirth may end in heaviness.
[14] The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.
[15] A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
[16] A wise man fears and shuns evil, but the fool is hot headed and reckless.
[17] He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man 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 person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.
[21] He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has pity on the poor is blessed.
[22] Don’t they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
[23] In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
[24] The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.
[25] A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.
[26] In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children.
[27] The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.
[28] In the multitude of people is the king’s glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
[29] He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
[30] The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.
[31] He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
[32] The wicked is brought down in his calamity, but in death, the righteous has a refuge.
[33] Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, and is even made known in the inward part of fools.
[34] Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
[35] The king’s favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 14 (KJVS)

[1] Every wise H2454 woman H802 buildeth H1129 (8804) her house H1004: but the foolish H200 plucketh it down H2040 (8799) with her hands H3027.
[2] He that walketh H1980 (8802) in his uprightness H3476 feareth H3373 the LORD H3068: but [he that is] perverse H3868 (8737) in his ways H1870 despiseth H959 (8802) him.
[3] In the mouth H6310 of the foolish H191 [is] a rod H2415 of pride H1346: but the lips H8193 of the wise H2450 shall preserve H8104 (8799) them.
[4] Where no oxen H504 [are], the crib H18 [is] clean H1249: but much H7230 increase H8393 [is] by the strength H3581 of the ox H7794.
[5] A faithful H529 witness H5707 will not lie H3577: but a false H8267 witness H5707 will utter H6315 (8686) lies H3576 (8762).
[6] A scorner H3887 (8801) seeketh H1245 (8765) wisdom H2451, and [findeth it] not: but knowledge H1847 [is] easy H7043 (8738) unto him that understandeth H995 (8737).
[7] Go H3212 (8798) from the presence H5048 of a foolish H3684 man H376, when thou perceivest H3045 (8804) not [in him] the lips H8193 of knowledge H1847.
[8] The wisdom H2451 of the prudent H6175 [is] to understand H995 (8687) his way H1870: but the folly H200 of fools H3684 [is] deceit H4820.
[9] Fools H191 make a mock H3887 (8686) at sin H817: but among the righteous H3477 [there is] favour H7522.
[10] The heart H3820 knoweth H3045 (8802) his own H5315 bitterness H4787; and a stranger H2114 (8801) doth not intermeddle H6148 (8691) with his joy H8057.
[11] The house H1004 of the wicked H7563 shall be overthrown H8045 (8735): but the tabernacle H168 of the upright H3477 shall flourish H6524 (8686).
[12] There is H3426 a way H1870 which seemeth right H3477 unto H6440 a man H376, but the end H319 thereof [are] the ways H1870 of death H4194.
[13] Even in laughter H7814 the heart H3820 is sorrowful H3510 (8799); and the end H319 of that mirth H8057 [is] heaviness H8424.
[14] The backslider H5472 (8803) in heart H3820 shall be filled H7646 (8799) with his own ways H1870: and a good H2896 man H376 [shall be satisfied] from himself.
[15] The simple H6612 believeth H539 (8686) every word H1697: but the prudent H6175 [man] looketh well H995 (8799) to his going H838.
[16] A wise H2450 [man] feareth H3373, and departeth H5493 (8802) from evil H7451: but the fool H3684 rageth H5674 (8693), and is confident H982 (8802).
[17] [He that is] soon H7116 angry H639 dealeth H6213 (8799) foolishly H200: and a man H376 of wicked devices H4209 is hated H8130 (8735).
[18] The simple H6612 inherit H5157 (8804) folly H200: but the prudent H6175 are crowned H3803 (8686) with knowledge H1847.
[19] The evil H7451 bow H7817 (8804) before H6440 the good H2896; and the wicked H7563 at the gates H8179 of the righteous H6662.
[20] The poor H7326 (8802) is hated H8130 (8735) even of his own neighbour H7453: but the rich H6223 [hath] many H7227 friends H157 (8802).
[21] He that despiseth H936 (8802) his neighbour H7453 sinneth H2398 (8802): but he that hath mercy H2603 (8781) on the poor H6035 (8675) H6041, happy H835 [is] he.
[22] Do they not err H8582 (8799) that devise H2790 (8802) evil H7451? but mercy H2617 and truth H571 [shall be] to them that devise H2790 (8802) good H2896.
[23] In all labour H6089 there is profit H4195: but the talk H1697 of the lips H8193 [tendeth] only to penury H4270.
[24] The crown H5850 of the wise H2450 [is] their riches H6239: [but] the foolishness H200 of fools H3684 [is] folly H200.
[25] A true H571 witness H5707 delivereth H5337 (8688) souls H5315: but a deceitful H4820 [witness] speaketh H6315 (8686) lies H3577.
[26] In the fear H3374 of the LORD H3068 [is] strong H5797 confidence H4009: and his children H1121 shall have a place of refuge H4268.
[27] The fear H3374 of the LORD H3068 [is] a fountain H4726 of life H2416, to depart H5493 (8800) from the snares H4170 of death H4194.
[28] In the multitude H7230 of people H5971 [is] the king’s H4428 honour H1927: but in the want H657 of people H3816 [is] the destruction H4288 of the prince H7333.
[29] [He that is] slow H750 to wrath H639 [is] of great H7227 understanding H8394: but [he that is] hasty H7116 of spirit H7307 exalteth H7311 (8688) folly H200.
[30] A sound H4832 heart H3820 [is] the life H2416 of the flesh H1320: but envy H7068 the rottenness H7538 of the bones H6106.
[31] He that oppresseth H6231 (8802) the poor H1800 reproacheth H2778 (8765) his Maker H6213 (8802): but he that honoureth H3513 (8764) him hath mercy H2603 (8802) on the poor H34.
[32] The wicked H7563 is driven away H1760 (8735) in his wickedness H7451: but the righteous H6662 hath hope H2620 (8802) in his death H4194.
[33] Wisdom H2451 resteth H5117 (8799) in the heart H3820 of him that hath understanding H995 (8737): but [that which is] in the midst H7130 of fools H3684 is made known H3045 (8735).
[34] Righteousness H6666 exalteth H7311 (8787) a nation H1471: but sin H2403 [is] a reproach H2617 to any people H3816.
[35] The king’s H4428 favour H7522 [is] toward a wise H7919 (8688) servant H5650: but his wrath H5678 is [against] him that causeth shame H954 (8688).

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 14 (YLT)

[1] Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.
[2] Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted in his ways is despising Him.
[3] In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.
[4] Without oxen a stall is clean, And great is the increase by the power of the ox.
[5] A faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies.
[6] A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent is easy.
[7] Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
[8] The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, And the folly of fools is deceit.
[9] Fools mock at a guilt-offering, And among the upright-a pleasing thing.
[10] The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not intermeddle.
[11] The house of the wicked is destroyed, And the tent of the upright flourisheth.
[12] There is a way-right before a man, And its latter end are ways of death.
[13] Even in laughter is the heart pained, And the latter end of joy is affliction.
[14] From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man-from his fruits.
[15] The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
[16] The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.
[17] Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
[18] The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
[19] The evil have bowed down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
[20] Even of his neighbour is the poor hated, And those loving the rich are many.
[21] Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.
[22] Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth are to those devising good,
[23] In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips is only to want.
[24] The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.
[25] A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.
[26] In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, And to His sons there is a refuge.
[27] The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
[28] In the multitude of a people is the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.
[29] Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.
[30] A healed heart is life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones is envy.
[31] An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.
[32] In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death is the righteous.
[33] In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known.
[34] Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples is a sin-offering.
[35] The favour of a king is to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one causing shame!