World English Bible
Proverbs, Chapter 15

   1: A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
   2: The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, But the mouth of fools gush out folly.
   3: Yahweh's eyes are everywhere, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
   4: A gentle tongue is a tree of life, But deceit in it crushes the spirit.
   5: A fool despises his father's correction, But he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
   6: In the house of the righteous is much treasure, But the income of the wicked brings trouble.
   7: The lips of the wise spread knowledge; Not so with the heart of fools.
   8: The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, But the prayer of the upright is his delight.
   9: The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, But he loves him who follows after righteousness.
   10: There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: Whoever hates reproof shall die.
   11: Sheol and Abaddon are before Yahweh -- How much more then the hearts of the children of men!
   12: A scoffer doesn't love to be reproved; He will not go to the wise.
   13: A glad heart makes a cheerful face; But an aching heart breaks the spirit.
   14: The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouths of fools feed on folly.
   15: All the days of the afflicted are wretched, But one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.
   16: Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, Than great treasure with trouble.
   17: Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a fattened calf with hatred.
   18: A wrathful man stirs up contention, But one who is slow to anger appeases strife.
   19: The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, But the path of the upright is a highway.
   20: A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.
   21: Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, But a man of understanding keeps his way straight.
   22: Where there is no counsel, plans fail; But in a multitude of counselors they are established.
   23: Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!
   24: The path of life leads upward for the wise, To keep him from going downward to Sheol.
   25: Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, But he will keep the widow's borders intact.
   26: Yahweh detests the thoughts of the wicked, But the thoughts of the pure are pleasing.
   27: He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
   28: The heart of the righteous weighs answers, But the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.
   29: Yahweh is far from the wicked, But he hears the prayer of the righteous.
   30: The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news gives health to the bones.
   31: The ear that listens to the reproof lives, And will be at home among the wise.
   32: He who refuses correction despises his own soul, But he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
   33: The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.

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