Proverbs 14 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
14 A wise woman builds her house.
2 Whoever has respect for the Lord lives a good life.
3 The proud words of a foolish person sting like a whip.
4 Where there are no oxen, the feed box is empty.
5 An honest witness does not lie.
6 Those who make fun of others look for wisdom and don’t find it.
7 Stay away from a foolish person.
8 People are wise and understanding when they think about the way they live.
9 Foolish people laugh at making things right when they sin.
10 Each heart knows its own sadness.
11 The houses of sinners will be destroyed.
12 There is a way that appears to be right.
13 Even when you laugh, your heart can be hurting.
14 Those who aren’t faithful will be paid back
15 A childish person believes anything.
16 A wise person has respect for the Lord and avoids evil.
17 Anyone who gets angry quickly does foolish things.
18 Childish people act in keeping with their foolish ways.
19 Evil people will bow down in front of good people.
20 Poor people are avoided even by their neighbors.
21 It is a sin to hate your neighbor.
22 Those who plan evil go down the wrong path.
23 All hard work pays off.
24 The wealth of wise people is their crown.
25 An honest witness saves lives.
26 Anyone who shows respect for the Lord has a strong tower.
27 Respect for the Lord is like a fountain that gives life.
28 A large population is a king’s glory.
29 Anyone who is patient has great understanding.
30 A peaceful heart gives life to the body.
31 Anyone who crushes poor people makes fun of their Maker.
32 When trouble comes, sinners are brought down.
33 Wisdom rests in the hearts of those who understand what is right.
34 Doing what is right lifts people up.
35 A king is pleased with a wise servant.