July 20

Proverbs 14:1 — 16:33

14 The truly wise woman has built up her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
2 The one walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, but the one crooked in his ways is despising Him.
3 The rod of haughtiness is in the mouth of the foolish one, but the very lips of the wise ones will guard them.
4 Where there are no cattle the manger is clean, but the crop is abundant because of the power of a bull.
5 A faithful witness is one that will not lie, but a false witness launches forth mere lies.
6 The ridiculer has sought to find wisdom, and there is none; but to the understanding one knowledge is an easy thing.
7 Go away from in front of the stupid man, for you will certainly not take note of the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the shrewd is to understand his way, but the foolishness of stupid ones is deception.
9 Foolish are those who make a derision of guilt, but among the upright ones there is agreement.
10 The heart is aware of the bitterness of one’s soul, and with its rejoicing no stranger will intermeddle.
11 The house of wicked people will be annihilated, but the tent of the upright ones will flourish.
12 There exists a way that is upright before a man, but the ways of death are the end of it afterward.
13 Even in laughter the heart may be in pain; and grief is what rejoicing ends up in.
14 The one faithless at heart will be satisfied with the results of his own ways, but the good man with the results of his dealings.
15 Anyone inexperienced puts faith in every word, but the shrewd one considers his steps.
16 The wise one fears and is turning away from badness, but the stupid is becoming furious and self-confident.
17 He that is quick to anger will commit foolishness, but the man of thinking abilities is hated.
18 The inexperienced ones will certainly take possession of foolishness, but the shrewd ones will bear knowledge as a headdress.
19 Bad people will have to bow down before the good ones, and the wicked people at the gates of the righteous one.
20 Even to his fellowman one who is of little means is an object of hatred, but many are the friends of the rich person.
21 The one despising his own fellowman is sinning, but happy is he who is showing favor to the afflicted ones.
22 Will not those devising mischief go wandering about? But there are loving-kindness and trueness as regards those devising good.
23 By every kind of toil there comes to be an advantage, but merely the word of the lips [tends] to want.
24 The crown of the wise is their riches; the foolishness of the stupid ones is foolishness.
25 A true witness is delivering souls, but a deceitful one launches forth mere lies.
26 In the fear of Jehovah there is strong confidence, and for his sons there will come to be a refuge.
27 The fear of Jehovah is a well of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
28 In the multitude of people there is an adornment of a king, but in the lack of population is the ruin of a high official.
29 He that is slow to anger is abundant in discernment, but one that is impatient is exalting foolishness.
30 A calm heart is the life of the fleshly organism, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.
31 He that is defrauding the lowly one has reproached his Maker, but the one showing favor to the poor one is glorifying Him.
32 Because of his badness the wicked will be pushed down, but the righteous will be finding refuge in his integrity.
33 In the heart of the understanding one there rests wisdom, and in the midst of stupid ones it becomes known.
34 Righteousness is what exalts a nation, but sin is something disgraceful to national groups.
35 The pleasure of a king is in the servant who is acting with insight, but his fury comes to be toward one acting shamefully.

15 An answer, when mild, turns away rage, but a word causing pain makes anger to come up.
2 The tongue of wise ones does good with knowledge, but the mouth of the stupid ones bubbles forth with foolishness.
3 The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, keeping watch upon the bad ones and the good ones.
4 The calmness of the tongue is a tree of life, but distortion in it means a breaking down in the spirit.
5 Anyone foolish disrespects the discipline of his father, but anyone regarding reproof is shrewd.
6 In the house of the righteous one there is an abundant store, but in the produce of the wicked one there is a becoming ostracized.
7 The lips of the wise ones keep scattering knowledge about, but the heart of the stupid ones is not like that.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked ones is something detestable to Jehovah, but the prayer of the upright ones is a pleasure to him.
9 The way of the wicked one is something detestable to Jehovah, but the one pursuing righteousness he loves.
10 Discipline is bad to the one leaving the path; anyone hating reproof will die.
11 Sheol and [the place of] destruction are in front of Jehovah. How much more so the hearts of the sons of mankind!
12 The ridiculer does not love the one reproving him. To the wise ones he will not go.
13 A joyful heart has a good effect on the countenance, but because of the pain of the heart there is a stricken spirit.
14 The understanding heart is one that searches for knowledge, but the mouth of stupid people is one that aspires to foolishness.
15 All the days of the afflicted one are bad; but the one that is good at heart [has] a feast constantly.
16 Better is a little in the fear of Jehovah than an abundant supply and confusion along with it.
17 Better is a dish of vegetables where there is love than a manger-fed bull and hatred along with it.
18 An enraged man stirs up contention, but one that is slow to anger quiets down quarreling.
19 The way of the lazy one is like a brier hedge, but the path of the upright ones is a way cast up.
20 A wise son is the one that makes a father rejoice, but a stupid man is despising his mother.
21 Foolishness is a rejoicing to one who is in want of heart, but the man of discernment is one who goes straight ahead.
22 There is a frustrating of plans where there is no confidential talk, but in the multitude of counselors there is accomplishment.
23 A man has rejoicing in the answer of his mouth, and a word at its right time is O how good!
24 The path of life is upward to one acting with insight, in order to turn away from Sheol down below.
25 The house of the self-exalted ones Jehovah will tear down, but he will fix the boundary of the widow.
26 The schemes of the bad one are something detestable to Jehovah, but pleasant sayings are clean.
27 The one making unjust profit is bringing ostracism upon his own house, but the hater of gifts is the one that will keep living.
28 The heart of the righteous one meditates so as to answer, but the mouth of the wicked ones bubbles forth with bad things.
29 Jehovah is far away from the wicked ones, but the prayer of the righteous ones he hears.
30 The brightness of the eyes makes the heart rejoice; a report that is good makes the bones fat.
31 The ear that is listening to the reproof of life lodges right in among wise people.
32 Anyone shunning discipline is rejecting his own soul, but the one listening to reproof is acquiring heart.
33 The fear of Jehovah is a discipline toward wisdom, and before glory there is humility.

16 To earthling man belong the arrangings of the heart, but from Jehovah is the answer of the tongue.
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but Jehovah is making an estimate of spirits.
3 Roll your works upon Jehovah himself and your plans will be firmly established.
4 Everything Jehovah has made for his purpose, yes, even the wicked one for the evil day.
5 Everyone that is proud in heart is something detestable to Jehovah. Hand [may join] to hand, [yet] one will not be free from punishment.
6 By loving-kindness and trueness error is atoned for, and in the fear of Jehovah one turns away from bad.
7 When Jehovah takes pleasure in the ways of a man he causes even his enemies themselves to be at peace with him.
8 Better is a little with righteousness than an abundance of products without justice.
9 The heart of earthling man may think out his way, but Jehovah himself does the directing of his steps.
10 Inspired decision should be upon the lips of a king; in judgment his mouth should not prove unfaithful.
11 The just indicator and scales belong to Jehovah; all the stone weights of the bag are his work.
12 The doing of wickedness is something detestable to kings, for by righteousness is the throne firmly established.
13 The lips of righteousness are a pleasure to a grand king; and the speaker of upright things he loves.
14 The rage of a king means messengers of death, but the wise man is one that averts it.
15 In the light of the king’s face there is life, and his goodwill is like the cloud of spring rain.
16 The getting of wisdom is O how much better than gold! And the getting of understanding is to be chosen more than silver.
17 The highway of the upright ones is to turn away from bad. One who is safeguarding his way is keeping his soul.
18 Pride is before a crash, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.
19 Better is it to be lowly in spirit with the meek ones than to divide spoil with the self-exalted ones.
20 He that is showing insight in a matter will find good, and happy is he that is trusting in Jehovah.
21 The one that is wise in heart will be called understanding, and he that is sweet in [his] lips adds persuasiveness.
22 To its owners insight is a well of life; and the discipline of the foolish ones is foolishness.
23 The heart of the wise one causes his mouth to show insight, and to his lips it adds persuasiveness.
24 Pleasant sayings are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and a healing to the bones.
25 There exists a way that is upright before a man, but the ways of death are the end of it afterward.
26 The soul of the hard worker has worked hard for him, because his mouth has pressed him hard.
27 A good-for-nothing man is digging up what is bad, and upon his lips there is, as it were, a scorching fire.
28 A man of intrigues keeps sending forth contention, and a slanderer is separating those familiar with one another.
29 A man of violence will seduce his fellow, and certainly causes him to go in a way that is not good. 30 He is blinking with his eyes to scheme up intrigues. Pinching his lips together, he certainly brings mischief to completion.
31 Gray-headedness is a crown of beauty when it is found in the way of righteousness.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than a mighty man, and he that is controlling his spirit than the one capturing a city.
33 Into the lap the lot is cast down, but every decision by it is from Jehovah.