Proverbs Chapter 14 - New American Standard Bible
1. THE wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
2. He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.
3. In the mouth of the foolish is a rod  for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.
4. Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.
5. A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness  utters lies.
6. A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
8. The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
10. The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
11. The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish.
12. There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
13. Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief.
14. The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied  with his.
15. The  naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.
16. A wise man  is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
17. A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.
18. The  naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
19. The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20. The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.
21. He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the  poor.
22. Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.
23. In all labor there is profit, But  mere talk leads only to poverty.
24. The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.
27. The  fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
28. In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin.
29. He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is  quick-tempered exalts folly.
30. A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
31. He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
32. The wicked is thrust down by his  wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
33. Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the  hearts of fools it is made known.
34. Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
35. The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.[read chapter]