THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

12:1Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

12:2A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

12:3A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

12:4A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

12:5The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

12:6The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

12:7The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

12:8A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

12:9He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

12:10A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

12:11He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

12:12The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

12:13The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

12:14A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

12:15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

12:16A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

12:17He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

12:18There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

12:19The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

12:20Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

12:21There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

12:22Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

12:23A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

12:24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

12:25Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

12:26The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

12:27The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

12:28In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

13:1A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

13:2A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

13:3He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

13:4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

13:5A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

13:6Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

13:7There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

13:8The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

13:9The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

13:10Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

13:11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

13:12Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

13:13Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

13:14The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

13:15Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

13:16Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

13:17A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

13:18Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

13:19The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

13:20He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

13:21Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

13:22A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

13:23Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

13:24He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

13:25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

14:1Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

14:2He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

14:3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

14:4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

14:5A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

14:6A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

14:7Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

14:8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

14:9Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

14:10The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

14:11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

14:13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

14:14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

14:15The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

14:16A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

14:17He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

14:18The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

14:19The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

14:20The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

14:21He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

14:22Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

14:23In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

14:24The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

14:25A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

14:26In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

14:27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

14:28In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

14:29He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

14:30A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

14:31He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

14:32The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

14:33Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

14:34Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

14:35The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.



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