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Proverbs 14:31-33 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

31 He who oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
    but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
32 The wicked is overthrown through his evil-doing,
    but the righteous finds refuge through his integrity.[a]
33 Wisdom abides in the mind of a man of understanding,
    but it is not[b] known in the heart of fools.


  1. Proverbs 14:32 Gk Syr: Heb in his death
  2. Proverbs 14:33 Gk Syr: Heb lacks not
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Proverbs 14:31-33 New International Version (NIV)

31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
    but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
    but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.

33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning
    and even among fools she lets herself be known.[a]


  1. Proverbs 14:33 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac discerning / but in the heart of fools she is not known
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