Proverbs 141 Every wise woman buildeth her house; But ▼ the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands. ▼
▼ 1) Heb folly2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; 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 ▼ uttereth lies. ▼
▼ 1) Heb breatheth out6 A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding. 7 ▼ Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge. ▼
▼ 1) Or Go from…For thou wilt not etc8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit. 9 ▼ A trespass-offering mocketh fools; But among the upright there is ▼
▼ 2good will. ▼
▼ 1) Or Fools make a mock at sin 2) Or the favor of God10 The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy. 11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; But the tent 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. ▼
▼ 1) Or is straight before13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; And the end of mirth is heaviness. 14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man shall be satisfied from 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 beareth himself insolently, and is confident. 17 He that is soon angry will deal 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 down before the good; And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbor; But the rich hath many friends. 21 He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he. 22 ▼ Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good. ▼
▼ 1) Or Shall they not go astray23 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. ▼
▼ 1) Or Their riches is a crown unto the wise25 A true witness delivereth souls; But he that ▼ uttereth lies causeth deceit. ▼
▼ 1) Heb breatheth out26 In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence; And ▼ his children shall have a place of refuge. ▼
▼ 1) Or the children of him that hath it27 The fear of Jehovah 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 destruction of the prince. 29 He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit ▼ exalteth folly. ▼
▼ 1) Or carrieth away30 A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; But ▼ envy is the rottenness of the bones. ▼
▼ 1) Or jealousy31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him. 32 The wicked is thrust down in his ▼ evil-doing; But the righteous hath a refuge in his death. ▼
▼ 1) Or calamity33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding; ▼ But that which is in the inward part of fools is made known. ▼
▼ 1) Or And in the midst of fools it maketh itself known34 Righteousness exalteth a nation; But sin is a reproach to ▼ any people. ▼
▼ 1) Heb peoples35 The king’s favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be against him that ▼ causeth shame. ▼
▼ 1) Or doeth shamefully
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