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Ward Green Version, 2006 American Standard Version, 1901
© copyright 2003-2006 Ward Green. All rights reserved.
Proverbs 14
1A wise woman builds up her house everywise
1The foolish one wreaks by her hands its demise
2One fearing Jehovah may walk on upright
2Despising him those are who wayward take flight

3The word of a fool is a prideful attack
3The lips of the wise ones will surely hold back
4The manger is cleaner when free of the bull
4But great is the income that oxen can pull

5A prince who is faithful is true as a die
5But he who is false makes a life of a lie
6A teacher in racking his brain nothing finds
6A student may much learn from inferior minds

7Take leave of a fool go from him yes depart
7For you in his word will find no learned art
8The wisdom of wise ones is knowing their way
8But fraud is the folly of fools as they say

9A fool is the one who is mocking at guilt
9The righteous delight when a man is upbuilt
10The heart of a man is of trouble aware
10And strangers will not in his joy have a share

11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown
11The tent of the upright will sprout and be known
12The way of a man may he think to be just
12But then at its end it is die as he must

13As even in laughter the heart may know pain
13So grief is the end to which mirth will attain
14The faithless at heart sees the fruit of ill will
14A good man will eat of good fruit to his fill

15The foolish those are who believe idle talk
15The prudent one is who looks after his walk
16A wise man reveres and departs from a wrong
16A fool rages on and in hope lingers long

17The one quick to anger will foolishly deal
17And hated are those who their plotting conceal
18The trust of a fool is where folly is found
18But knowledge will fully a wise one surround

19To good ones the evil ones bow in the dust
19And wicked ones kneel at the gates of the just
20The poor man is hated by even a friend
20But riches will many a man honour lend

21The man who despises his neighbour is bad
21While he who has mercy on poorfolk is glad
22Devisers of evil things err do they not
22While makers of good will have truth as their lot

23The fruit of all labour is profit indeed
23The word of the lip will result in a need
24The crown of the wise ones is riches and more
24While fools in their folly their folly adore

25Reliable witnesses truly do save
25But lying ones blow their hot air to the grave
26The fear of Jehovah is strength to endure
26His children will hope in a place to be sure

27The fear of Jehovah is life from a spring
27That one may depart from a death-dealing thing
28The honour of kings is in multitude grand
28But princes will fail when no men are at hand

29The one slow to anger is wise of a kind
29But praised folly is by the hasty of mind
30The life of the soul is a heart that is sound
30In envious bones is where rot will be found

31It slights your creator from poor men to steal
31And honour you him when with mercy you deal
32The wicked is driven away in distress
32But even in death hope the righteous to bless

33His wisdom resides in the heart of the wise
33The focus of fools will be known they advise
34And righteousness raises a nation on high
34But people confronted with sin only sigh

35A king will delight to his favour extend
35To any wise servant he honour will lend
35The passion of kings is an outburst of flame
35That rages at those disappointing for shame
© copyright 2003-2006 Ward Green. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 14 1
Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.
Proverbs 14 2
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
Proverbs 14 3
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for [his] pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Proverbs 14 4
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; But much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Proverbs 14 5
A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness uttereth lies.
Proverbs 14 6
A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.
Proverbs 14 7
Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive [in him] the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 14 8
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.
Proverbs 14 9
A trespass-offering mocketh fools; But among the upright there is good will.
Proverbs 14 10
The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
Proverbs 14 11
The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; But the tent of the upright shall flourish.
Proverbs 14 12
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death.
Proverbs 14 13
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; And the end of mirth is heaviness.
Proverbs 14 14
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.
Proverbs 14 15
The simple believeth every word; But the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Proverbs 14 16
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.
Proverbs 14 17
He that is soon angry will deal foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated.
Proverbs 14 18
The simple inherit folly; But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Proverbs 14 19
The evil bow down before the good; And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.
Proverbs 14 20
The poor is hated even of his own neighbor; But the rich hath many friends.
Proverbs 14 21
He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.
Proverbs 14 22
Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth [shall be to] them that devise good.
Proverbs 14 23
In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to penury.
Proverbs 14 24
The crown of the wise is their riches; [But] the folly of fools is [only] folly.
Proverbs 14 25
A true witness delivereth souls; But he that uttereth lies [causeth] deceit.
Proverbs 14 26
In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence; And his children shall have a place of refuge.
Proverbs 14 27
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14 28
In the multitude of people is the king`s glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
Proverbs 14 29
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 14 30
A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones.
Proverbs 14 31
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.
Proverbs 14 32
The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing; But the righteous hath a refuge in his death.
Proverbs 14 33
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding; But [that which is] in the inward part of fools is made known.
Proverbs 14 34
Righteousness exalteth a nation; But sin is a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 14 35
The king`s favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be [against] him that causeth shame.
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