The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 14:23-33

  1. In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

  2. The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

  3. A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

  4. In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

  5. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

  6. In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

  7. He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

  8. A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

  9. He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

  10. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

  11. Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.