Proverbs 14
Brenton's Septuagint Translation Par ▾ 

The Wise Woman

1Wise women build houses: but a foolish one digs hers down with her hands.

2He that walks uprightly fears the Lord; but he that is perverse in his ways shall be dishonoured.

3Out of the mouth of fools comes a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise preserve them.

4Where no oxen are, the cribs are clean; but where there is abundant produce, the strength of the ox is apparent.

5A faithful witness does not lie; but an unjust witness kindles falsehoods.

6Thou shalt seek wisdom with bad men, and shalt not find it; but discretion is easily available with the prudent.

7All things are adverse to a foolish man; but wise lips are the weapons of discretion.

8The wisdom of the prudent will understand their ways; but the folly of fools leads astray.

9The houses of transgressors will need purification; but the houses of the just are acceptable.

10If a man's mind is intelligent, his soul is sorrowful; and when he rejoices, he has no fellowship with pride.

11The houses of ungodly men shall be utterly destroyed; but the tabernacles of them that walk uprightly shall stand.

12There is a way which seems to be right with men, but the ends of it reach to the depths of hell.

13Grief mingles not with mirth; and joy in the end comes to grief.

14A stout-hearted man shall be filled with his own ways; and a good man with his own thoughts.

15The simple believes every word: but the prudent man betakes himself to after-thought.

16A wise man fears, and departs from evil; but the fool trusts in himself, and joins himself with the transgressor.

17A passionate man acts inconsiderately; but a sensible man bears up under many things.

18Fools shall have mischief for their portion; but the prudent shall take fast hold of understanding.

19Evil men shall fall before the good; and the ungodly shall attend at the gates of the righteous.

20Friends will hate poor friends; but the friends of the rich are many.

21He that dishonours the needy sins: but he that has pity on the poor is most blessed.

22They that go astray devise evils: but the good devise mercy and truth. The framers of evil do not understand mercy and truth: but compassion and faithfulness are with the framers of good.

23With every one who is careful there is abundance: but the pleasure-taking and indolent shall be in want.

24A prudent man is the crown of the wise: but the occupation of fools is evil.

25A faithful witness shall deliver a soul from evil: but a deceitful man kindles falsehoods.

26In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and he leaves his children a support.

27The commandment of the Lord is a fountain of life; and it causes men to turn aside from the snare of death.

28In a populous nation is the glory of a king: but in the failure of people is the ruin of a prince.

29A man slow to wrath abounds in wisdom: but a man of impatient spirit is very foolish.

30A meek-spirited man is a healer of the heart: but a sensitive heart is a corruption of the bones.

31He that oppresses the needy provokes his Maker: but he that honours him has pity upon the poor.

32The ungodly shall be driven away in his wickedness: but he who is secure in his own holiness is just.

33There is wisdom in the good heart of a man: but in the heart of fools it is not discerned.

34Righteousness exalts a nation: but sins diminish tribes.

35An understanding servant is acceptable to a king; and by his good behaviour he removes disgrace.

The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851)

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Proverbs 13
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