1 A wise woman builds her house,
while a foolish woman tears hers down with her own hands.
3 Pride sprouts in the mouth of a fool,
but the lips of the wise protect them.
8 By their wisdom the prudent understand their way,
but the stupidity of fools deceives them.
14 Rebellious hearts receive satisfaction from their ways;
the good receive the due reward for their deeds.
15 The naive believe anything,
but the prudent give thought to their steps.
16 The wise are careful and avoid evil,
but fools become excited and overconfident.
21 Those who despise their neighbors are sinners,
but happy are those who are kind to the needy.
29 Patience leads to abundant understanding,
but impatience leads to stupid mistakes.
30 A peaceful mind gives life to the body,
but jealousy rots the bones.
2011 Common English Bible. All rights reserved.
“John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church. John’s teaching centers around how faith in Christ can impact our everyday lives with God. He has written books on spiritual formation including, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Who is This Man?, The Me I Want To Be, Soul Keeping, and most recently, All The Places To Go. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches.” (affiliate links used)