Proverbs 14 01-35 ABV – Building
The wise woman builds her house, yet the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, yet he who is devious in his ways despises Him.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride, yet the lips of the wise will protect them.
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, yet much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.
A trustworthy witness will not lie, yet a false witness utters lies.
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, yet knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
Walk away from the presence of a fool, or you will not discern lips of knowledge.
The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, yet the foolishness of fools is deceit.
Fools mock at sin, yet among the upright there is good will.
The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share its joy.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, yet the tent of the upright will flourish.
There is a way which seems right to a man, yet its end is the way of death.
Even in laughter the heart may be in sorrow, and joy may end in grief.
The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, and a good man from his.
The simple believes every word, yet the sensible man considers his steps.
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, yet a fool is arrogant and careless.
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man of evil intent is hated.
The simple inherit foolishness, yet the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
The evil will bow down before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
The poor is hated even by his neighbor, yet many are those who love the rich.
He who despises his neighbor sins, yet happy is he who has mercy on the poor.
Don’t they who devise evil go astray? Yet kindness and faithfulness will be to those who devise good.
In all labor there is profit, yet only talking with the lips leads to poverty.
The crown of the wise is their wealth, yet the folly of fools is silliness.
A truthful witness delivers souls, yet he who utters lies is deceitful.
In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and his children will have refuge.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to avoid from the snares of death.
In a multitude of people is a king’s glory, yet in the lack of people is a prince’s ruin.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, yet he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
A tranquil heart is life to the body, yet envy is rottenness to the bones.
He who oppresses the poor mocks his Maker, yet he who has mercy to the needy honors Him.
The wicked is thrown down by his wickedness, yet the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, yet in the hearts of fools it is made known.
Righteousness exalts a nation, yet sin is a disgrace to any people.
The king’s favor is toward a wise servant, yet his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.