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Isaac Leeser Tanakh - Proverbs

Proverbs 14

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1The wise among women buildeth her house; but the foolish pulleth it down with her own hands.
2In his uprightness walketh he that feareth the Lord; but perverse in his ways is he that despiseth him.
3In the mouth of the foolish is a stick for his pride; but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
4Where no oxen are, is the crib clean; but the abundance of harvests is only through the strength of the ox.
5A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness constantly uttereth lies.
6A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none; but knowledge is easy to the man of understanding.
7Go far away from a foolish man, else thou wilt never know the lips of knowledge.
8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; but the folly of fools is deceit.
9The fool maketh a mockery of guilt; but among the upright there is good will.
10The heart knoweth its own bitterness; and with its joy can no stranger intermeddle.
11The house of the wicked will be destroyed: but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12There is many a way which seemeth even before a man; but its end are ways unto death.
13Even in laughter the heart feeleth pain; and at its end joy is sorrow.
14The backslider in heart will have enough of his own ways; and from him departeth the good men.
15The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man understandeth his steps.
16A wise man is fearful, and departeth from evil; but the fool exciteth himself, and is confident.
17He that is soon angry committeth folly; and a man of wicked devices is hated.
18The simple inherit folly; but the prudent crown themselves with knowledge.

19The bad sink down before the good; and the wicked are at the gates of the righteous.
20Even to his own neighbor is the poor man hateful; but the friends of the rich are many.
21He that despiseth his neighbor is a sinner; but he that is gracious to the poor—happiness attend him!
22Behold, those who contrive evil are in error; but kindness and truth attend on those who contrive what is good.
23In all painful labor there is profit; but mere words of the lips lead only to want.
24The crown of the wise is their riches; but the folly of fools is only folly.
25A deliverer of souls is the true witness; but a witness of deceit uttereth lies.
26In the fear of the Lord is the strong confidence of man, and unto his children will it be a place of shelter.
27The fear of the Lord is the source of life, teaching to avoid the snares of death.
28In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the want of a population is the downfall of the prince.
29He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit holdeth up to view his folly.
30A sound heart is the life of the body; but jealousy is the rottenness of the bones.
31He that oppresseth the poor blasphemeth his Maker; but he that is gracious to the needy honoreth him.
32Through his own evil is the wicked thrust down; but even in his death doth the righteous have confidence.
33In the heart of the man of understanding resteth wisdom: but the little which is in the bosom of fools is made known.
34Righteousness exalteth a people; but the disgrace of nations is sin.
35The king's favor is bestowed on an intelligent servant; but his wrath is against him that deserveth shame.