Provérbios 14

1 Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

2 He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but [he that is] perverse in his ways despises him.

3 In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

4 Without oxen, the storehouse [is] clean, but by the strength of the ox there is abundance of bread.

5 The true witness will not lie, but the false witness will utter lies.

6 The scorner sought wisdom and [found it] not, but wisdom [comes] easy unto him that understands.

7 Go from the presence of the foolish man when thou dost not perceive [in him] the lips of knowledge.

8 The wisdom of the sane [is] to understand his way, but the folly of fools [is] deceit.

9 Fools speak sin unto themselves, but among the righteous [there is] love.

10 The heart knows the bitterness of his soul, and a stranger shall not intermeddle with his joy.

11 The house of the wicked shall be made desolate, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.

12 There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.

13 Even in laughter, [the scorner] has pain in his heart, and the end of that mirth [is] heaviness.

14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man [shall be separated] from him.

15 The simple believes every word, but the prudent [man] understands his steps.

16 The wise [man] fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is confident.

17 [He that is] soon angry shall deal foolishly, and the man of wicked devices shall be hated.

18 The simple shall inherit folly, but the prudent shall be crowned with wisdom.

19 Those [who are] evil shall bow before those [who are] good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour, but many are those who love the rich.

21 The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.

22 Do they not err that meditate upon evil? but those that meditate upon good shall attain mercy and truth.

23 In all labour there is fruit, but to talk and not do, brings poverty.

24 The crown of the wise [is] their wisdom, [but] that which distinguishes fools [is their] folly.

25 The true witness delivers souls, but the deceitful [one] speaks lies.

26 In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence, and [there] his sons shall have hope.

27 The fear of the LORD [is a] fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

28 In the multitude of the people [is] the king's glory, but in the failure of the people [is] the weakness of the prince.

29 He [that is] slow to wrath [is] of great intelligence, but [he that is] short of spirit exalts folly.

30 A sound heart [is] life to the flesh, but envy [is] rottenness of the bones.

31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he that has mercy on the poor, honours him.

32 For his wickedness shall the wicked be cast out, but the righteous in his death has hope.

33 Wisdom shall rest in the heart of him that is sane and is made known in the midst of the fools.

34 Righteousness exalts a people, but sin [is] a reproach to the nations.

35 The king's favour [is] toward the wise servant, but his wrath is [against] him that causes shame.: