Chapter 14

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The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

Wisdom builds up, but foolishness destroys.

7

Go from the presence of a foolish man, When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

Hanging around a foolish man is dangerous.

8

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way,

The wise understand the choices they make in life.

18

The simple inherit folly, But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

I think the simple are those don't see the value in assessing the meaning of their life and their ways.

19

The evil will bow before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

But I bet you will never find a righteous man bowing before an evil man... I think there is a verse for this.

23

In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.

Useless chit chat does nothing. It does not add value to your business, in fact, its opportunity cost is high.

25

A true witness delivers souls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies.

We should seek out those who speak truth.

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But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

The wise wait.