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Proverbs 15

Proverbs 15:1  
By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings.

Proverbs 15:2  
Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words.

Proverbs 15:3  
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

Proverbs 15:4  
A comforting tongue is a tree of life, but a twisted tongue is a crushing of the spirit.

Proverbs 15:5  
A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense.

Proverbs 15:6  
In the house of the upright man there is a great store of wealth; but in the profits of the sinner there is trouble.

Proverbs 15:7  
The lips of the wise keep knowledge, but the heart of the foolish man is not right.

Proverbs 15:8  
The offering of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright man is his delight.

Proverbs 15:9  
The way of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but he who goes after righteousness is dear to him.

Proverbs 15:10  
There is bitter punishment for him who is turned from the way; and death will be the fate of the hater of teaching.

Proverbs 15:11  
Before the Lord are the underworld and destruction: how much more, then, the hearts of the children of men!

Proverbs 15:12  
The hater of authority has no love for teaching: he will not go to the wise.

Proverbs 15:13  
A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:14  
The heart of the man of good sense goes in search of knowledge, but foolish things are the food of the unwise.

Proverbs 15:15  
All the days of the troubled are evil; but he whose heart is glad has an unending feast.

Proverbs 15:16  
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great wealth together with trouble.

Proverbs 15:17  
Better is a simple meal where love is, than a fat ox and hate with it.

Proverbs 15:18  
An angry man makes men come to blows, but he who is slow to get angry puts an end to fighting.

Proverbs 15:19  
Thorns are round the way of the hater of work; but the road of the hard worker becomes a highway.

Proverbs 15:20  
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man has no respect for his mother.

Proverbs 15:21  
Foolish behaviour is joy to the unwise; but a man of good sense makes his way straight.

Proverbs 15:22  
Where there are no wise suggestions, purposes come to nothing; but by a number of wise guides they are made certain.

Proverbs 15:23  
A man has joy in the answer of his mouth: and a word at the right time, how good it is!

Proverbs 15:24  
Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld.

Proverbs 15:25  
The house of the man of pride will be uprooted by the Lord, but he will make safe the heritage of the widow.

Proverbs 15:26  
Evil designs are disgusting to the Lord, but the words of the clean-hearted are pleasing.

Proverbs 15:27  
He whose desires are fixed on profit is a cause of trouble to his family; but he who has no desire for offerings will have life.

Proverbs 15:28  
The heart of the upright gives thought to his answer; but from the mouth of the evil-doer comes a stream of evil things.

Proverbs 15:29  
The Lord is far from sinners, but his ear is open to the prayer of the upright.

Proverbs 15:30  
The light of the eyes is a joy to the heart, and good news makes the bones fat.

Proverbs 15:31  
The man whose ear is open to the teaching of life will have his place among the wise.

Proverbs 15:32  
He who will not be controlled by training has no respect for his soul, but he who gives ear to teaching will get wisdom.

Proverbs 15:33  
The fear of the Lord is the teaching of wisdom; and a low opinion of oneself goes before honour.


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