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Proverbs 15

Chapter 15

  1. A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

  2. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

  3. The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

  4. A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit.

  5. A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

  6. In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

  7. The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.

  8. The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.

  9. The way of the wicked [is] an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

  10. Correction [is] grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die.

  11. Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

  12. A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

  13. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

  14. The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

  15. All the days of the afflicted [are] evil: but he that is of a merry heart [hath] a continual feast.

  16. Better [is] little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

  17. Better [is] a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

  18. A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.

  19. The way of the slothful [man is] as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain.

  20. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

  21. Folly [is] joy to [him that is] destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

  22. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

  23. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [is it]!

  24. The way of life [is] above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

  25. The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

  26. The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.

  27. He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

  28. The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

  29. The LORD [is] far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

  30. The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: [and] a good report maketh the bones fat.

  31. The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

  32. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

  33. The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.

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