Proverbs 14 [15.] A simple man believes everything,
but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
A wise man fears, and shuns evil,
but the fool is hot headed and reckless.
He who is quick to become angry will commit folly,
and a crafty man is hated.
The simple inherit folly,
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The evil bow down before the good,
and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Proverbs 14 [20.] The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor,
but the rich person has many friends.
He who despises his neighbor sins,
but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.
Don’t they go astray who plot evil?
But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
In all hard work there is profit,
but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
The crown of the wise is their riches,
but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.
Proverbs 14 [25.] A truthful witness saves souls,
but a false witness is deceitful.
In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress,
and he will be a refuge for his children.
The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life,
turning people from the snares of death.
In the multitude of people is the king’s glory,
but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a quick temper displays folly.