King James Bible

Proverbs 14

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1

 

 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 

 

 


2

 

 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. 

 

 


3

 

 The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 

 

 


4

 

 A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit. 

 

 


5

 

 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. 

 

 


6

 

 In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 

 

 


7

 

 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so. 

 

 


8

 

 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight. 

 

 


9

 

 The way of the wicked [is] an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. 

 

 


10

 

 Correction [is] grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die. 

 

 


11

 

 Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? 

 

 


12

 

 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. 

 

 


13

 

 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 

 

 


14

 

 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. 

 

 


15

 

 All the days of the afflicted [are] evil: but he that is of a merry heart [hath] a continual feast. 

 

 


16

 

 Better [is] little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. 

 

 


17

 

 Better [is] a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 

 

 


18

 

 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife. 

 

 


19

 

 The way of the slothful [man is] as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain. 

 

 


20

 

 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. 

 

 


21

 

 Folly [is] joy to [him that is] destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. 

 

 


22

 

 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. 

 

 


23

 

 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [is it]! 

 

 


24

 

 The way of life [is] above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. 

 

 


25

 

 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. 

 

 


26

 

 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words. 

 

 


27

 

 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. 

 

 


28

 

 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. 

 

 


29

 

 The LORD [is] far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. 

 

 


30

 

 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: [and] a good report maketh the bones fat. 

 

 


31

 

 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. 

 

 


32

 

 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. 

 

 


33

 

 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility. 

 

 


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