Proverbs 14 Darby Translation (DARBY)
14 The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands.
2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; but he that is perverted in his ways despiseth him.
3 In the fool's mouth 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 uttereth lies.
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none [for him]; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent.
7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
9 Fools make a mock at trespass; but for the upright there is favour.
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 tent of the upright shall flourish.
12 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.
13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is sadness.
14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.
15 The simple believeth every word; but the prudent [man] heedeth his going.
16 A wise [man] feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.
17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous 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 [man].
20 He that is poor is hated even of his own neighbour; but the rich hath many friends.
21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.
22 Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good.
23 In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want.
24 The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.
25 A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.
26 In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince.
29 He that is slow to anger 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 is gracious to the needy.
32 The wicked is driven away by his evil-doing; but the righteous trusteth, [even] in his death.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of the intelligent [man]; but that which is in the foolish maketh itself known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to peoples.
35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant; but his wrath is [against] him that causeth shame.
Proverbs 14 New International Version (NIV)
14 The wise woman builds her house,
2 Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly,
3 A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride,
4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty,
5 An honest witness does not deceive,
6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none,
7 Stay away from a fool,
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,
10 Each heart knows its own bitterness,
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
12 There is a way that appears to be right,
13 Even in laughter the heart may ache,
14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways,
15 The simple believe anything,
16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil,
17 A quick-tempered person does foolish things,
18 The simple inherit folly,
19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,
20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors,
21 It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor,
22 Do not those who plot evil go astray?
23 All hard work brings a profit,
24 The wealth of the wise is their crown,
25 A truthful witness saves lives,
26 Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress,
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
28 A large population is a king’s glory,
29 Whoever is patient has great understanding,
30 A heart at peace gives life to the body,
31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning
34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
35 A king delights in a wise servant,