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Proverbs 14:22–24

22 Will they not go astray who adevise evil?

But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.

23 In all labor there is profit,

But 1mere talk leads only to poverty.

24 The acrown of the wise is their riches,

But the folly of fools is foolishness.

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Proverbs 14:22–24 — The New International Version (NIV)

22 Do not those who plot evil go astray?

But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

23 All hard work brings a profit,

but mere talk leads only to poverty.

24 The wealth of the wise is their crown,

but the folly of fools yields folly.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — English Standard Version (ESV)

22 Do they not go astray who devise evil?

Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.

23 In all toil there is profit,

but mere talk tends only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,

but the folly of fools brings folly.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

22 Do they not err that devise evil?

But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

23 In all labour there is profit:

But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches:

But the foolishness of fools is folly.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 If you plan to do evil, you will be lost;

if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness.

23 Work brings profit,

but mere talk leads to poverty!

24 Wealth is a crown for the wise;

the effort of fools yields only foolishness.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 Do they not go astray who devise evil?

But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.

23 In all labor there is profit,

But idle chatter leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches,

But the foolishness of fools is folly.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 Those who make evil plans will be ruined,

but those who plan to do good will be loved and trusted.

23 Those who work hard make a profit,

but those who only talk will be poor.

24 Wise people are rewarded with wealth,

but fools only get more foolishness.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

22 Do they not err that devise evil?

But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

23 In all labor there is profit;

But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches;

But the folly of fools is only folly.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good.

23 In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to want.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 Don’t those who stray plan what is evil,

while those who are merciful and faithful plan what is good?

23 In hard work there is always something gained,

but idle talk leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of wise people is their wealth.

The stupidity of fools is just that—stupidity!

Proverbs 14:22–24 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 Don’t those who plan evil go astray?

But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.

23 There is profit in all hard work,

but endless talk leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,

but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Do they not err that plan evil?

Those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.

23 In all toil there is profit,

but mere talk leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their wisdom,

but folly is the garland of fools.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 Have they not erred, those who plan evil?

But loyalty and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.

23 In all toil, there is profit,

but the talk of lips leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their wealth;

the folly of fools is folly.

Proverbs 14:22–24 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

22 Those who plan evil go down the wrong path.

But those who plan good find love and truth.

23 All hard work pays off.

But if all you do is talk, you will be poor.

24 The wealth of wise people is their crown.

But the foolish ways of foolish people lead to what is foolish.