Proverbs 15
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1A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.

2The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

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

4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it crushes the spirit.

5A fool despises his father's instruction, but he who listens to correction is prudent.

6In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.

7The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the heart of the fool is not so.

8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.

9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but He loves him who pursues righteousness.

10There is grievous correction for him who forsakes the way; he who hates reproof shall die.

11The grave and destruction are before the LORD--how much more the hearts of the children of men!

12A scorner does not love one who corrects him, nor will he go unto the wise.

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

14The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

15All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

16Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.

17Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred with it.

18A wrathful man stirs up discord, but one slow to anger calms strife.

19The way of the sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the righteous is made plain.

20A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

21Folly is joy to him who is destitute of wisdom, but a man of understanding walks uprightly.

22Without counsel purposes are frustrated, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.

23A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

24The path of life leads upward for the wise, so that he may turn away from the pit below.

25The LORD will destroy the house of the proud, but He maintains the border of the widow.

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

27He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes shall live.

28The heart of the righteous studies to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

29The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.

30The light of the eyes rejoices the heart; a good report makes the bones fat.

31The ear that hearkens to the reproof of life shall remain among the wise.

32He who refuses instruction despises his own soul, but he who hearkens to reproof gains understanding.

33The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.

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