Proverbs 14:1-9

14The wise woman builds her house,
but the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
2Those who walk uprightly fear the Lord,
but one who is devious in conduct despises him.
3The talk of fools is a rod for their backs,
but the lips of the wise preserve them.
4Where there are no oxen, there is no grain;
abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
5A faithful witness does not lie,
but a false witness breathes out lies.
6A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
but knowledge is easy for one who understands.
7Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not find words of knowledge.
8It is the wisdom of the clever to understand where they go,
but the folly of fools misleads.
9Fools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy God’s favor.

From the oremus Bible Browser v2.5.2 2 April 2021.