Proverbs 15

1A soft answer turns away wrath, but a grievous word stirs up anger. 2The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out folly. 3The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, keeping watch upon the evil and the good. 4A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it is a breaking of the spirit. 5A fool despises his father's correction, but he who regards reproof gets prudence. 6In the house of a righteous man is much treasure, but in the revenues of a wicked man is trouble. 7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish, not so. 8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah, but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of a wicked man is an abomination to Jehovah, but he loves him who follows after righteousness. 10There is grievous correction for him who forsakes the way. He who hates reproof shall die. 11Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah. How much more then the hearts of the sons of men! 12A scoffer does not like to be reproved. He will not go to the wise. 13A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. 14The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly. 15All the days of the afflicted are evil, but he who is of a cheerful heart has a continual feast. 16Better is little with the fear of Jehovah, than great treasure and trouble with it. 17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred with it. 18A wrathful man stirs up contention, but he who is slow to anger appeases strife. 19The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is made a highway. 20A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother. 21Folly is joy to him who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding makes his going straight. 22Where there is no counsel, plans are disappointed, but in the multitude of counselors they are established. 23A man has joy in the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is! 24To the wise man the way of life is upward, that he may depart from Sheol beneath. 25Jehovah will root up the house of the proud, but he will establish the border of the widow. 26Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah, but pleasant words are pure. 27He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes shall live. 28The heart of a righteous man meditates to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29Jehovah is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 30The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news make the bones fat. 31The ear that hearkens to the reproof of life shall abide among the wise. 32He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who hearkens to reproof gets understanding. 33The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.
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