King James VersionProverbs14


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 unto 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 favour.
10 The heart knoweth his own bit­ter­ness; and a stranger doth not in­ter­med­dle with his 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 unto a man, but the end there­of 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 of his own neigh­bour: but the rich hath many friends.
21 He that de­spiseth his neigh­bour 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 labour 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 hon­our: 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 hon­oureth 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 favour is to­ward a wise ser­vant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.