14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish
plucketh it down with her hands.
14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but
[he that is] perverse in his ways despiseth him.
14:3 In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the
lips of the wise shall preserve them.
14:4 Where no oxen [are], the crib [is] clean: but much increase
[is] by the strength of the ox.
14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will
14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not: but
knowledge [is] easy to him that understandeth.
14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest
not [in him] the lips of knowledge.
14:8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but
the folly of fools [is] deceit.
14:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous [there
14:10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness; and a stranger doth
not intermeddle with its joy.
14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the
tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
14:12 There is a way which seemeth right to a man, but the end
of it [are] the ways of death.
14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of
that mirth [is] heaviness.
14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways:
and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.
14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man
looketh well to his going.
14:16 A wise [man] feareth, and departeth from evil: but the
fool rageth, and is confident.
14:17 [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of
wicked devices is hated.
14:18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with
14:19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates
of the righteous.
14:20 The poor is hated even by his own neighbor: but the rich
[hath] many friends.
14:21 He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth: but he that hath
mercy on the poor, happy [is] he.
14:22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth
[shall be] to them that devise good.
14:23 In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips
[tendeth] only to penury.
14:24 The crown of the wise [is] their riches: [but] the
foolishness of fools [is] folly.
14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful [witness]
14:26 In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his
children shall have a place of refuge.
14:27 The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart
from the snares of death.
14:28 In the multitude of people [is] the king's honor: but in
the want of people [is] the destruction of the prince.
14:29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding:
but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
14:30 A sound heart [is] the life of the flesh: but envy the
rottenness of the bones.
14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he
that honoreth him hath mercy on the poor.
14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the
righteous hath hope in his death.
14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath
understanding: but [that which is] in the midst of fools is
14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach
to any people.
14:35 The king's favor [is] towards a wise servant: but his
wrath is [against] him that causeth shame.