If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.

Proverbs 14 - AMP

2 He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him. 3 In the The word ``fool" in the Old Testament seldom, if ever, is used to describe the feebleminded, imbecile, idiot, or moron. Rather, it always has within it the meaning of a rebel, especially against God and the laws of order, decency, and justice. Notice in Proverbs how many such characteristics of rebelliousness are listed against the fool, and see God's attitude toward them.fool's own mouth is a rod his pride, but the wise men's lips preserve them. 4 Where no oxen are, the grain crib is empty, but much increase comes by the strength of the ox. 5 A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness breathes out falsehoods. 6 A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain , but knowledge is easy to him who understands. 7 Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. 8 The Wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is to deceive. 9 Fools make a mock of sin and sin mocks the fools , but among the upright there is the favor of God. 10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy. 11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish. 12 There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. 13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is heaviness and grief. 14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and a good man shall be satisfied with his ways . 15 The simpleton believes every word he hears, but the prudent man looks and considers well where he is going. 16 A wise man suspects danger and cautiously avoids evil, but the fool bears himself insolently and is confident. 17 He who foams up quickly and flies into a passion deals foolishly, and a man of wicked plots and plans is hated. 18 The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19 The evil men bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich has many friends. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins , but happy (blessed and fortunate) is he who is kind and merciful to the poor. 22 Do they not err who devise evil and wander from the way of life? But loving-kindness and mercy, loyalty and faithfulness, shall be to those who devise good. 23 In all labor there is profit, but idle talk leads only to poverty. 24 The crown of the wise is their wealth of Wisdom, but the foolishness of fools is folly. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a deceitful witness speaks lies . 26 In the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children shall always have a place of refuge. 27 Reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death. 28 In a multitude of people is the king's glory, but in a lack of people is the prince's ruin. 29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly. 30 A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. 31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches, mocks, and insults his Maker, but he who is kind and merciful to the needy honors Him. 32 The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing and calamity, but the righteous has hope and confidence even in death. 33 Wisdom rests in the mind and heart of him who has understanding, but that which is in the inward part of fools is made known. 34 Uprightness and right standing with God (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) elevate a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. 35 The king's favor is toward a wise and discreet servant, but his wrath is against him who does shamefully.

Sermons on Proverbs 14 More sermons: Proverbs 14

Anthony Zibolski avatar
See the need Sunday
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Dec, 2016
Summary: A message we used to get our congregation to be more mission mindful of our community needs.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:31
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 17
Walter Thomas avatar
Righteousness Exalts a Nation
Shared by: Walter Thomas on Nov, 2016
Summary: A Christian citizen's political responsibility, politics and religion?
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
You can cook in small pots.(Spurgeon)
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct, 2016
Scripture: Proverbs 14:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 270
Greg Burcham avatar
Who do you listen to?
Shared by: Greg Burcham on Oct, 2016
Summary: This sermon addresses the importance of listening to God rather than the world.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 297
Rodney Fry avatar
Few Words to the Backslider
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Sep, 2016
Summary: Outline on Backsliding hopeful we dont have any in the church.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 61
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul, 2016
Summary: What we often forget is that in declaring their independence from England, our Founding Fathers made an equally bold “Declaration of Dependence” upon Almighty God. (PowerPoints Available - #306)
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on May, 2016
Summary: A good relationship makes a man mighty
Tim Pollock avatar
Make Decisions that Strengthen Relationships
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock
Scripture: Proverbs 14:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 361
Tim Pollock avatar
Make Your Home a Refuge
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock
Scripture: Proverbs 14:26-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 494
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr, 2016
Summary: To understand love we must go beyond human logic and realize the lesson that sometimes all we can do is DIG THE WELL AGAIN. We also consider all the tears and sweat that Nehemiah invested to rebuild God's church and walls.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 406
Dennis Lee avatar
Righteousness Exalts a Nation
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Feb, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals compares the righteousness of man verses the righteousness of God and how it's God's righteousness that exalts a nation and not anything else. I also go over several biblical principles that Christians must adhere to when voting.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 14:34
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 725
bala samson avatar
Where are the laborers?
Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2015
Summary: Any Christian project or work of God, needs workers for it to flourish! Are you listening? When was the last time you chauffeured people to your church?
Scripture: Proverbs 14:4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 722
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul, 2015
Summary: Now it would seem ridiculous to ignore sin & Satan completely, so they don’t. But what God calls sin in the Bible isn’t necessarily what they consider to be sin. And the idea of a real Satan is hard for some to accept. (Powerpoints Available - #237)
based on 3 ratings
Views: 1,676
Angela Holliday avatar
Proverbs - My Dead Dads Sermons
Shared by: Angela Holliday on Feb, 2015
Summary: Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25 - exactly the same words - EXPLAINED
Series: 2011
William R. Nabaza avatar
Work hard for profit, talk to get poor
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show that blessing of the LORD that will make you rich is still preferable rather than just profit or gain.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,352
William R. Nabaza avatar
Knowledge is easy
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show that we need to understand first before we get knowledge.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:6
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 989
William R. Nabaza avatar
Upright vs perverse
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show the differences between an upright person and a perverse person.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:2
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 311
William R. Nabaza avatar
Stay away from a fool
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2014
Summary: To show that we need to get away from the presence of a fool to preserve knowledge.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:7
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 337
William R. Nabaza avatar
The wicked is driven away
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2014
Summary: To show that we have hope and confidence even in death, while the wicked are being thrown away.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:32
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 182
John Bryan Lowe III avatar
America the Great Foundation
Shared by: John Bryan Lowe III on Jul, 2014
Summary: A July 4th Message, that uses scripture and our heritage to take a look at who we are as a christian american.
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
Summary: This sermon discuss how to implement God's unique vision for the church
Scripture: Proverbs 14:15-16:3
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,833
William R. Nabaza avatar
Strong Body Of The Upright
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2014
Summary: To compare the wrong and right interpretation of this verse Proverbs 14:11 with proofs from the Bible.
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Feb, 2014
Scripture: Proverbs 14:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 567
Wayne Nickerson avatar
Righteousness Exalts a Nation
Shared by: Wayne Nickerson on Oct, 2013
Summary: National sin calls for God's judgment. What happens when a nation does not worship God. Need for revival and the church to be the church.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 14:32-35
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,342
Larry Turner avatar
Understanding Peace Beyond Understanding
Shared by: Larry Turner on Sep, 2013
Summary: Peace is something we all desire but sometimes have difficulty finding. This sermon unwraps the gift of peace that Jesus left with us so that we can apply this peace to our lives.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:30
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,437
Jason Smith avatar
The WRONG Way: The Way That Seems Right
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: ALL THROUGH THE BIBLE ... THERE ARE STATEMENTS DESIGNED TO MAKE US AWARE OF POTENTIAL DANGER. One such warning is in Proverbs 14:12: "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death."
based on 2 ratings
Views: 2,750
Zachariah king avatar
America, America repent
Shared by: Zachariah king on Sep, 2013
Summary: Repent
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 14:34
Views: 534
Stephen Hammond avatar
Stepping Up
Shared by: Stephen Hammond on Jun, 2013
Summary: Father's Day Sermon designed to challenge men to STEP UP and be the man of God, the husband and the father that God desires them to be.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:11-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,113
William D. Brown avatar
Shared by: William D. Brown on Mar, 2013
Summary: God is removing His strong arm of protection and blessing from our country because of what we have allowed to happen, evidently the majority of the voters this past election felt that Obama and his cohorts was the best route for the nation, but in reali
Scripture: Proverbs 14:34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,272
Barry Johnson avatar
Male and Female Created He Them
Shared by: Barry Johnson on Mar, 2013
Summary: God closed the book on same-sex "marriage" in the book of Genesis.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 14:12
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,138