I’ve grouped together these verses from chapter 14 because they focus on words and how we talk.
I have grouped together these three Proverbs from chapter 14 because they focus on daily practice and work. By way of reminder, the word for “righteousness” in the Hebrew Bible is tzedek, and it means “rightness” or “adherence to the right standard.” And while the primary reference is to moral rightness, it also include two other dimensions: relational and functional.
“Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.”
“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.”