Proverbs 14:1-12

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1The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

2Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.

3A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.

4Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.

5An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.

6The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

7Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.

8The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.

9Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.

10Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.

11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.

12There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.