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Proverbs 14

The Proverbs

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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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