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Proverbs, Chapter 14

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

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