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Proverbs 14:6-24

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 14

6A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy for one who has understanding. 7Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge. 8The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit. 9Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is goodwill. 10The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy. 11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish. 12There is a way which seems right to a person, But its end is the way of death. 13Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief. 14One with a wayward heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good person will be satisfied with his. 15The naive believes everything, But the sensible person considers his steps. 16A wise person is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless. 17A quick-tempered person acts foolishly, And a person of evil devices is hated. 18The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge. 19The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many. 21One who despises his neighbor sins, But one who is gracious to the poor is blessed. 22Will they who devise evil not go astray? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good. 23In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty. 24The crown of the wise is their riches, But the foolishness of fools is simply foolishness.
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English Standard Version

Chapter 14

6A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding. 7Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. 8The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving. 9Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance. 10The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy. 11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. 12There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. 13Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. 14The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways. 15The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps. 16One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless. 17A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated. 18The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends. 21Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor. 22Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness. 23In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. 24The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.
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