The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.
. .2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
. .3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
. .4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
. .5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
. .6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
. .7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, for there thou findest not the words of knowledge.
. .8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
. .9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is good will.
. .10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness; and a stranger doth not partake of its joy.
. .11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
. .12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
. .13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of joy is heaviness.
. .14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied with himself.
. .15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
. .16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool is arrogant, and is careless.
. .17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
. .18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
. .19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
. .20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
. .21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
. .22 Do they not err that devise evil? but love and truth shall be to them that devise good.
. .23 In all labour there is profit: but idle talk tendeth only to penury.
. .24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
. .25 A true witness saveth lives: but he that speaketh lies is treacherous.
. .26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
. .27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may depart from the snares of death.
. .28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory: but in the want of people is the ruin of the prince.
. .29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
. .30 A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rottenness of the bones.
. .31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
. .32 The wicked is brought down by his wickedness: but the righteous hath a refuge in his integrity.
. .33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but she is not made known in the midst of fools.
. .34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
. .35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.


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