Proverbs Chapter 14 to 15 : American Standard Version
1Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands. 2He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. 3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them. 4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; But much increase is by the strength of the ox. 5A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness uttereth lies. 6A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.
7Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge. 8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit. 9A trespass-offering mocketh fools; But among the upright there is good will. 10The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy. 11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; But the tent of the upright shall flourish. 12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death. 13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; And the end of mirth is heaviness. 14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man shall be satisfied from himself. 15The simple believeth every word; But the prudent man looketh well to his going. 16A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.
17He that is soon angry will deal foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated. 18The simple inherit folly; But the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19The evil bow down before the good; And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous. 20The poor is hated even of his own neighbor; But the rich hath many friends. 21He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he. 22Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good. 23In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. 24The crown of the wise is their riches; But the folly of fools is only folly. 25A true witness delivereth souls; But he that uttereth lies causeth deceit. 26In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence; And his children shall have a place of refuge.
27The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death. 28In the multitude of people is the king's glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince. 29He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. 30A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But envy is the rottenness of the bones. 31He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him. 32The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing; But the righteous hath a refuge in his death. 33Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding; But that which is in the inward part of fools is made known. 34Righteousness exalteth a nation; But sin is a reproach to any people. 35The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be against him that causeth shame.
15 Proverbs 15
1A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger. 2The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly. 3The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good. 4A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit. 5A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence. 6In the house of the righteous is much treasure; But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish doeth not so. 8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. 10There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way; And he that hateth reproof shall die.
11Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah: How much more then the hearts of the children of men! 12A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise. 13A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. 14The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge; But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly. 15All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast. 16Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith. 17Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 18A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 19The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; But the path of the upright is made a highway. 20A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother. 21Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding maketh straight his going. 22Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counsellors they are established. 23A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it! 24To the wise the way of life goeth upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath. 25Jehovah will root up the house of the proud; But he will establish the border of the widow. 26Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah; But pleasant words are pure. 27He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live. 28The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. 29Jehovah is far from the wicked; But he heareth the prayer of the righteous. 30The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; And good tidings make the bones fat. 31The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise. 32He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding. 33The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom; And before honor goeth humility.