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Proverbs 14.1-20

14The wise woman* builds her house,
   but the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
2 Those who walk uprightly fear the Lord,
   but one who is devious in conduct despises him.
3 The talk of fools is a rod for their backs,*
   but the lips of the wise preserve them.
4 Where there are no oxen, there is no grain;
   abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
5 A faithful witness does not lie,
   but a false witness breathes out lies.
6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
   but knowledge is easy for one who understands.
7 Leave the presence of a fool,
   for there you do not find words of knowledge.
8 It is the wisdom of the clever to understand where they go,
   but the folly of fools misleads.
9 Fools mock at the guilt-offering,*
   but the upright enjoy God’s favour.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness,
   and no stranger shares its joy.
11 The house of the wicked is destroyed,
   but the tent of the upright flourishes.
12 There is a way that seems right to a person,
   but its end is the way to death.*
13 Even in laughter the heart is sad,
   and the end of joy is grief.
14 The perverse get what their ways deserve,
   and the good, what their deeds deserve.*
15 The simple believe everything,
   but the clever consider their steps.
16 The wise are cautious and turn away from evil,
   but the fool throws off restraint and is careless.
17 One who is quick-tempered acts foolishly,
   and the schemer is hated.
18 The simple are adorned with* folly,
   but the clever are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow down before the good,
   the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor are disliked even by their neighbours,
   but the rich have many friends.

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