Proverbs 14
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1Every wise woman has built her house, "" And the foolish breaks it down with her hands.

2Whoever is walking in his uprightness is fearing YHWH, "" And the perverted is despising Him [in] his ways.

3A rod of pride [is] in the mouth of a fool, "" And the lips of the wise preserve them.

4Without oxen a stall [is] clean, "" And great [is] the increase by the power of the ox.

5A faithful witness does not lie, "" And a false witness breathes out lies.

6A scorner has sought wisdom, and it is not, "" And knowledge [is] easy to the intelligent.

7Go from before a foolish man, "" Or you have not known the lips of knowledge.

8The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way, "" And the folly of fools [is] deceit.

9Fools mock at a guilt-offering, "" And among the upright—a pleasing thing.

10The heart knows its own bitterness, "" And a stranger does not interfere with its joy.

11The house of the wicked is destroyed, "" And the tent of the upright flourishes.

12There is a way—right before a man, "" And its latter end [are] ways of death.

13Even in laughter is the heart pained, "" And the latter end of joy [is] affliction.

14The backslider in heart is filled from his ways, "" And a good man—from his fruits.

15The simple gives credence to everything, "" And the prudent attends to his step.

16The wise is fearing and turning from evil, "" And a fool is transgressing and is confident.

17Whoever is short of temper does folly, "" And a man of wicked schemes is hated.

18The simple have inherited folly, "" And the prudent are crowned [with] knowledge.

19The evil have bowed down before the good, "" And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20The poor is hated even of his neighbor, "" And those loving the rich [are] many.

21Whoever is despising his neighbor sins, "" Whoever is favoring the humble, "" O his blessedness.

22Do they who are devising evil not err? And kindness and truth [are] to those devising good,

23In all labor there is advantage, "" And a thing of the lips [is] only to want.

24The crown of the wise is their wealth, "" The folly of fools [is] folly.

25A true witness is delivering souls, "" And a deceitful one breathes out lies.

26Strong confidence [is] in the fear of YHWH, "" And there is a refuge to His sons.

27The fear of YHWH [is] a fountain of life, "" To turn aside from snares of death.

28The honor of a king [is] in the multitude of a people, "" And the ruin of a prince in lack of people.

29Whoever is slow to anger [is] of great understanding, "" And whoever is short in temper is exalting folly.

30A healed heart [is] life to the flesh, "" And rottenness to the bones [is] envy.

31An oppressor of the poor reproaches his Maker, "" And whoever is honoring Him "" Is favoring the needy.

32The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, "" And the righteous [is] trustful in his death.

33Wisdom rests in the heart of the intelligent. And it is known in the midst of fools.

34Righteousness exalts a nation, "" And the righteousness of peoples [is] a sin-offering.

35The favor of a king [is] to a wise servant, "" And one causing shame is an object of his wrath!

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