||English: New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 15 [Commentary] |
||A gentle answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.
||The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable,
But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
||The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
Watching the evil and the good.
||A soothing tongue is a tree of life,
But perversion in it crushes the spirit.
||A fool rejects his father's discipline,
But he who regards reproof is sensible.
||Great wealth is in the house of the righteous,
But trouble is in the income of the wicked.
||The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
But the hearts of fools are not so.
||The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
||The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
But He loves one who pursues righteousness.
||Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way;
He who hates reproof will die.
||Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD,
How much more the hearts of men!
||A scoffer does not love one who reproves him,
He will not go to the wise.
||A joyful heart makes a cheerful face,
But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
||The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge,
But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
||All the days of the afflicted are bad,
But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
||Better is a little with the fear of the LORD
Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
||Better is a dish of vegetables where love is
Than a fattened ox served with hatred.
||A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
||The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns,
But the path of the upright is a highway.
||A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish man despises his mother.
||Folly is joy to him who lacks sense,
But a man of understanding walks straight.
||Without consultation, plans are frustrated,
But with many counselors they succeed.
||A man has joy in an apt answer,
And how delightful is a timely word!
||The path of life leads upward for the wise
That he may keep away from Sheol below.
||The LORD will tear down the house of the proud,
But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
||Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD,
But pleasant words are pure.
||He who profits illicitly troubles his own house,
But he who hates bribes will live.
||The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,
But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
||The LORD is far from the wicked,
But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
||Bright eyes gladden the heart;
Good news puts fat on the bones.
||He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof
Will dwell among the wise.
||He who neglects discipline despises himself,
But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
||The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom,
And before honor comes humility.
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