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Updated Brenton English Septuagint - Proverbs

Proverbs 14

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1Wise women build houses: But a foolish one digs hers down with her hands.
2He that walks uprightly fears the Lord; But he that is perverse in his ways shall be dishonored.
3Out of the mouth of fools comes a rod of pride; But the lips of the wise preserve them.
4Where no oxen are, the cribs are clean; But where there is abundant produce, the strength of the ox is apparent.
5A faithful witness does not lie; But an unjust witness kindles falsehoods.
6Thou shalt seek wisdom with bad men, and shalt not find it; But discretion is easily available with the prudent.
7All things are adverse to a foolish man; But wise lips are the weapons of discretion.
8The wisdom of the prudent will understand their ways; But the folly of fools leads astray.
9The houses of transgressors will need purification; But the houses of the just are acceptable.
10If a man’s mind is intelligent, his soul is sorrowful; And when he rejoices, he has no fellowship with pride.
11The houses of ungodly men shall be utterly destroyed; But the tabernacles of them that walk uprightly shall stand.
12There is a way which seems to be right with men, But the ends of it reach to the depth of hell.
13Grief mingles not with mirth; And joy in the end comes to grief.
14A stouthearted man shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man with his own thoughts.
15The simple believes every word: But the prudent man betakes himself to afterthought.
16A wise man fears, and departs from evil; But the fool trusts in himself, and joins himself with the transgressor.
17A passionate man acts inconsiderately; But a sensible man bears up under many things.
18Fools shall have mischief for their portion; But the prudent shall take fast hold of understanding.

19Evil men shall fall before the good; And the ungodly shall attend at the gates of the righteous.
20Friends will hate poor friends; But the friends of the rich are many.
21He that dishonors the needy sins: But he that has pity on the poor is most blessed.
22They that go astray devise evils: But the good devise mercy and truth. The framers of evil do not understand mercy and truth: But compassion and faithfulness are with the framers of good.
23With everyone who is careful there is abundance: But the pleasure taking and indolent shall be in want.
24A prudent man is the crown of the wise: But the occupation of fools is evil.
25A faithful witness shall deliver a soul from evil: But a deceitful man kindles falsehoods.
26In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: And he leaves his children a support.
27The commandment of the Lord is a fountain of life; And it causes men to turn aside from the snare of death.
28In a populous nation is the glory of a king: But in the failure of people is the ruin of a prince.
29A man slow to wrath abounds in wisdom: But a man of impatient spirit is very foolish.
30A meek-spirited man is a healer of the heart: But a sensitive heart is a corruption of the bones.
31He that oppresses the needy provokes his Maker: But he that honors him has pity upon the poor.
32The ungodly shall be driven away in his wickedness: But he who is secure in his own holiness is just.
33There is wisdom in the good heart of a man: But in the heart of fools it is not discerned.
34Righteousness exalts a nation: But sins diminish tribes.
35An understanding servant is acceptable to a king; And by his good behavior he removes disgrace.