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Proverbs 14

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1

 

  A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.  

 

 


2

 

  The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.  

 

 


3

 

  The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good.  

 

 


4

 

  A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.  

 

 


5

 

  A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.  

 

 


6

 

  In the house of the righteous is much treasure; But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.  

 

 


7

 

  The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.  

 

 


8

 

  The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.  

 

 


9

 

  The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.  

 

 


10

 

  There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way; [And] he that hateth reproof shall die.  

 

 


11

 

  Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah: How much more then the hearts of the children of men!  

 

 


12

 

  A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.  

 

 


13

 

  A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.  

 

 


14

 

  The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge; But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.  

 

 


15

 

  All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart [hath] a continual feast.  

 

 


16

 

  Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith.  

 

 


17

 

  Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.  

 

 


18

 

  A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.  

 

 


19

 

  The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; But the path of the upright is made a highway.  

 

 


20

 

  A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.  

 

 


21

 

  Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding maketh straight his going.  

 

 


22

 

  Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.  

 

 


23

 

  A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!  

 

 


24

 

  To the wise the way of life [goeth] upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.  

 

 


25

 

  Jehovah will root up the house of the proud; But he will establish the border of the widow.  

 

 


26

 

  Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah; But pleasant words [are] pure.  

 

 


27

 

  He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.  

 

 


28

 

  The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.  

 

 


29

 

  Jehovah is far from the wicked; But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.  

 

 


30

 

  The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; [And] good tidings make the bones fat.  

 

 


31

 

  The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise.  

 

 


32

 

  He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.  

 

 


33

 

  The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom; And before honor [goeth] humility.  

 

 


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