Proverbs 15

1A soft answere putteth away wrath: but grieuous wordes stirre vp anger.

2The tongue of the wise vseth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fooles babbleth out foolishnesse.

3The eyes of the Lord in euery place beholde the euill and the good.

4A wholesome tongue is as a tree of life: but the frowardnes therof is the breaking of ye minde.

5A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but he that regardeth correction, is prudent.

6The house of the righteous hath much treasure: but in the reuenues of the wicked is trouble.

7The lippes of the wise doe spread abroade knowledge: but ye heart of the foolish doth not so.

8The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the righteous is acceptable vnto him.

9The way of the wicked is an abomination vnto the Lord: but he loueth him that followeth righteousnes.

10Instruction is euill to him that forsaketh the way, and he that hateth correction, shall die.

11Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the sonnes of men?

12A scorner loueth not him that rebuketh him, neither will he goe vnto the wise.

13A ioyfull heart maketh a chearefull countenance: but by the sorow of the heart the minde is heauie.

14The heart of him that hath vnderstanding, seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of the foole is fedde with foolishnes.

15All the dayes of the afflicted are euill: but a good conscience is a continuall feast.

16Better is a litle with the feare of the Lord, then great treasure, and trouble therewith.

17Better is a dinner of greene herbes where loue is, then a stalled oxe and hatred therewith.

18An angrie man stirreth vp strife: but hee that is slowe to wrath, appeaseth strife.

19The way of a slouthfull man is as an hedge of thornes: but the way of the righteous is plaine.

20A wise sonne reioyceth the father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

21Foolishnes is ioy to him that is destitute of vnderstanding: but a man of vnderstanding walketh vprightly.

22Without cousel thoughts come to nought: but in the multitude of counsellers there is stedfastnesse.

23A ioy commeth to a man by the answere of his mouth: and how good is a word in due season?

24The way of life is on high to the prudent, to auoyde from hell beneath.

25The Lord will destroye the house of the proude men: but hee will stablish the borders of the widowe.

26The thoughts of ye wicked are abomination to the Lord: but the pure haue pleasant wordes.

27He that is greedie of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth giftes, shall liue.

28The heart of the righteous studieth to answere: but the wicked mans mouth babbleth euil thinges.

29The Lord is farre off from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

30The light of the eyes reioyceth the heart, and a good name maketh the bones fat.

31The eare that hearkeneth to the correction of life, shall lodge among the wise.

32Hee that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that obeyeth correction, getteth vnderstanding.

33The feare of the Lord is the instruction of wisdome: and before honour, goeth humilitie.

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