but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
but the lips of the wise protect them.
but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.
but a false witness pours out lies.
but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
but the folly of fools is deception.
but goodwill is found among the upright.
and no one else can share its joy.
but the tent of the upright will flourish.
but in the end it leads to death.
and rejoicing may end in grief.
and the good rewarded for theirs.
but the prudent give thought to their steps.
but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
but the rich have many friends.
but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
But those who plan what is good finda love and faithfulness.
but mere talk leads only to poverty.
but the folly of fools yields folly.
but a false witness is deceitful.
and for their children it will be a refuge.
turning a person from the snares of death.
but without subjects a prince is ruined.
but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
but envy rots the bones.
but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.
and even among fools she lets herself be known.b
but sin condemns any people.
but a shameful servant arouses his fury.
Proverbs, 14 chapter. New International Version.