Day 701

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 701

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Proverbs 14:1-21

14:1 The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.
Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord,
but he who is devious in his ways despises him.
By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,
but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
A faithful witness does not lie,
but a false witness breathes out lies.
A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.
Fools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy acceptance.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness,
and no stranger shares its joy.
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.
13 Even in laughter the heart may ache,
and the end of joy may be grief.
14 The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways,
and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.
15 The simple believes everything,
but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,
but a fool is reckless and careless.
17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly,
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow down before the good,
the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
but the rich has many friends.
21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.


King James Version (KJV)


Proverbs 14:1-21

1Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.2He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.5A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.6A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.7Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.9Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.10The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.15The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.16A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.17He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.18The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.19The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.20The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.21He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.


Study Journal Questions
  1. How are fools and scoffers described in Proverbs 14?
  2. What way seems right to a man but in the end leads to death?
  3. How does Proverbs 14 describe the wise and prudent?
  4. What proverb most applies to your life?
Together Challenge

Be generous to the poor.

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