The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 14:4-17

  1. Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

  2. A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

  3. A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

  4. Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

  5. The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

  6. Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

  7. The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

  8. The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

  9. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

  10. Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

  11. The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

  12. The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

  13. A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

  14. He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.