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14 Every wise woman builds her house, h
but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands. i
but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him. k
3 The proud speech of a fool brings a rod of discipline, l
but the lips of the wise protect them. m
4 Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty, n
but an abundant harvest comes
through the strength of an ox.
but a dishonest witness utters lies. o
but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.
you will gain no knowledge from his speech. p
but the stupidity of fools deceives them.
9 Fools mock at making restitution, q
but there is goodwill among the upright.
and no outsider shares in its joy.
12 There is a way that seems right to a man, t
but its end is the way to death. u
and joy may end in grief. v
and a good man, what his deeds deserve. w
15 The inexperienced one believes anything, x
but the sensible one watches y his steps.
16 A wise man is cautious and turns from evil, z
but a fool is easily angered and is careless. a
and a man who schemes is hated. b
but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.
20 A poor man is hated even by his neighbor, c
but there are many who love the rich. d
21 The one who despises his neighbor sins, e
but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy. f
22 Don’t those who plan evil go astray? g
But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness. h
but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.
but one who utters lies is deceitful. k
and his children have a refuge. l
turning people away from the snares of death. m
but a shortage of people is a ruler’s devastation.
29 A patient person shows great understanding, n
but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.
30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, o
but jealousy is rottenness to the bones. p
31 The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker, q
but one who is kind to the needy honors Him. r
32 The wicked one is thrown down by his own sin, s
but the righteous one has a refuge in his death. t
33 Wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning; u
she is known v even among fools.
but sin is a disgrace to any people. w
35 A king favors a wise servant, x
but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.
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