THE
PROVERBS

Proverbs 14 ©

Wise and foolish women, verse 1. Walking aright and declining, 2, 14. Foolish and wise speeches, 3, 7. Tillage, 4. Witnesses, 5, 25. Scorners, 6. Prudence and simplicity, 8, 15, 18. Confession of sin, 9. Sorrow and joy of heart, 10, 13, 30. condition of the wicked and the godly, 11, 32. Self-conceit, 12. Prudence and sudden anger, 16, 17, 29. The wicked must stand in awe of the good, 19. Poverty and riches, 20, 23, 24, 31. Despising one’s neighbor, 21. Doing evil and good, 22. Hard labor and vain talking, 23. Fear of the Lord, 26, 27. The glory of kings, 28. Oppression and love of the poor, 31. Wisdom, 33. Honor and shame of a people, 34. King’s servants, 35.

1

EVERY1 wise woman 2buildeth her house: but 3the foolish plucketh it down with 4her hands.

2

Hea that walketh 5in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is 6perverse 7in his ways despiseth 8him.

3

In the mouth of the foolish is a 9rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall 10preserve them.

4

Where no 11oxen are, the crib is 12clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

5

A 13faithful witnessb will not lie: but a false witness will 14utter lies.

6

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it 15not: but knowledge is 16easy unto him that understandeth.

7

Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the 17lips of knowledge.

8

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand 18his way: but the folly of fools is 19deceit.

9

Fools 20make a mock at 21sin: but among the righteous there is 22favour.

10

The heart knoweth 23his own 24bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with 25his joy.

11

1 The 26house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the 27tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

12

Therec is a 28way which seemeth right unto a 29man, but the 30end thereof are the 31ways of death.

13

Even 32in laughter the heart is 33sorrowful; andd the 34end 35of that mirth is heaviness.

14

The 36backslider in heart shall be 37filled 38with his own ways:e and a good man shall be satisfied 39from himself.

15

The simple believeth every 40word: but the prudent man 41looketh well to his going.

16

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool 42rageth, and is confident.

17

He that is 43soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man 44of wicked devices is hated.

18

he simple 45inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned 46with knowledge.

19

he evil 47bow before the good; and the wicked 48at the gates of the righteous.

20

Thef poor is hated even of his own 49neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

21

He 50that 51despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the 52poor, happy is he.

22

5354Do they not err 55that devise evil? butg56mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

23

57In all labour there is 58profit: but the 59talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

24

The 60crown of the wise is 61their riches: but the foolishness 62of fools 63is folly.

25

A 64true witness 65delivereth 66souls: but a 67deceitful witness speaketh 68lies.

26

In the fear of the LORD ish69strong confidence: and 70his children shall have a place of refuge.

27

The fear of the LORD is 71a fountain of life, to depart from the 72snares of death.

28

In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is 73the destruction of the prince.

29

He 74that is slow to wrath 75is of great understanding: but he that is 76hasty of spirit 77exalteth folly.

30

A 78sound heart is 79the life 80of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the 81bones.

31

Hei that 82oppresseth the poor reproacheth 83his Maker: butj he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

32

The wicked is driven away in his 84wickedness: but the righteous 85hath hope 86in his death.

33

Wisdomk87resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which 88is in the midst of fools is made known.

34

Righteousness 89exalteth a nation: but sin 90is a reproach to any people.

35

The king's favour is toward a wise 91servant: but his wrath is against him 92that causeth shame.