Provérbios 14

1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but [he that is] perverse in his ways despiseth him.

3 In the mouth of the foolish [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 will utter lies.

6 A scorner seeketh wisdome, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easie to him that will vnderstande.

7 Depart from the foolish man, when thou perceiuest not in him the lippes of knowledge.

8 The wisdome of ye prudent is to vnderstand his way: but the foolishnes of the fooles is deceite.

9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous [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 shalbe destroyed: but the tabernacle of the righteous shall florish.

12 There is a way that seemeth right to a man: but the issues thereof are the wayes of death.

13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth [is] heaviness.

14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.

15 The foolish will beleeue euery thing: but the prudent will consider his steppes.

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from euill: but a foole rageth, and is carelesse.

17 He that is hastie to anger, committeth follie, and a busie body is hated.

18 The foolish do inherite follie: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poore is hated euen of his own neighbour: but the friendes of the rich are many.

21 The sinner despiseth his neighbour: but he that hath mercie on the poore, is blessed.

22 Doe not they erre that imagine euill? but to them that thinke on good things, shalbe mercie and trueth.

23 In all labour there is abundance: but the talke of the lippes bringeth onely want.

24 The crowne of the wise is their riches, and the follie of fooles is foolishnes.

25 A faithfull witnes deliuereth soules: but a deceiuer speaketh lyes.

26 In the feare of the Lorde is an assured strength, and his children shall haue hope.

27 The feare of the Lorde is as a welspring of life, to auoyde the snares of death.

28 In the multitude of people [is] the king's honour: but in the lack of people [is] the destruction of the prince.

29 He that is slowe to wrath, is of great wisdome: but he that is of an hastie minde, exalteth follie.

30 A sounde heart is the life of the flesh: but enuie is the rotting of the bones.

31 He that oppresseth the poore, reprooueth him that made him: but hee honoureth him, that hath mercie on the poore.

32 The wicked shall be cast away for his malice: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but [that which is] in the midst of fools is made known.

34 Iustice exalteth a nation, but sinne is a shame to the people.

35 The pleasure of a King is in a wise seruant: but his wrath shalbe toward him that is lewde.