Proverbs 14:3; Proverbs 14:8; Proverbs 14:15–16; Proverbs 14:18; Proverbs 14:24; Proverbs 14:33

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Proverbs 14:3

By the mouth of a fool comes ja rod for his back,1

kbut the lips of the wise will preserve them.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,

but the folly of fools is deceiving.

Proverbs 14:15–16

15  zThe simple believes everything,

but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

16  aOne who is wise is cautious1 and bturns away from evil,

but a fool is reckless and careless.

Proverbs 14:18

18  The simple inherit folly,

but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Proverbs 14:24

24  The crown of the wise is their wealth,

but the folly of fools brings folly.

Proverbs 14:33

33  Wisdom brests in the heart of a man of understanding,

but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.1