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PROVERBS ยท Chapter 15

15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
15:5 A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.
15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so.
15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness.
15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.
15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
15:12 A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go unto the wise.
15:13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
15:14 The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.
15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.
15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
15:20 A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother.
15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly.
15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.
15:28 The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat.
15:31 The ear that hears the reproof of life abides among the wise.
15:32 He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.
15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

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