Proverbs 15
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1A soft answer turns back fury, "" And a grievous word raises up anger.

2The tongue of the wise makes knowledge good, "" And the mouth of fools utters folly.

3The eyes of YHWH are in every place, "" Watching the evil and the good.

4A healed tongue [is] a tree of life, "" And perverseness in it—a breach in the spirit.

5A fool despises the instruction of his father, "" And whoever is regarding reproof is prudent.

6Abundant strength [is in] the house of the righteous, "" And in the increase of the wicked—trouble.

7The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, "" And the heart of fools [is] not right.

8The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to YHWH, "" And the prayer of the upright [is] His delight.

9The way of the wicked [is] an abomination to YHWH, "" And He loves whoever is pursuing righteousness.

10Discipline [is] grievous to him who is forsaking the path, "" Whoever is hating reproof dies.

11Sheol and destruction [are] before YHWH, "" Surely also the hearts of the sons of men.

12A scorner does not love his reprover, "" He does not go to the wise.

13A joyful heart makes the face glad, "" And the spirit is struck by grief of heart.

14The heart of the intelligent seeks knowledge, "" And the mouth of fools enjoys folly.

15All the days of the afflicted [are] evil, "" And gladness of heart [is] a perpetual banquet.

16Better [is] a little with the fear of YHWH, "" Than much treasure, and tumult with it.

17Better [is] an allowance of green herbs and love there, "" Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.

18A man of fury stirs up contention, "" And the slow to anger appeases strife.

19The way of the slothful [is] as a hedge of briers, "" And the path of the upright is raised up.

20A wise son makes a father glad. And a foolish man is despising his mother.

21Folly is joy to one lacking heart, "" And a man of intelligence directs [his] going.

22The making void of purposes [is] without counsel, "" And in a multitude of counselors it is established.

23Joy [is] to a man in the answer of his mouth, "" And a word in its season—how good!

24A path of life [is] on high for the wise, "" To turn aside from Sheol beneath.

25YHWH pulls down the house of the proud, "" And He sets up the border of the widow.

26Thoughts of wickedness [are] an abomination to YHWH, "" And sayings of pleasantness [are] pure.

27A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, "" And whoever is hating gifts lives.

28The heart of the righteous meditates to answer, "" And the mouth of the wicked utters evil things.

29YHWH [is] far from the wicked, "" And He hears the prayer of the righteous.

30The light of the eyes makes the heart glad, "" A good report makes the bone fat.

31An ear that is hearing the reproof of life "" Lodges among the wise.

32Whoever is refusing instruction is despising his soul, "" And whoever is hearing reproof "" Is getting understanding.

33The fear of YHWH [is] the instruction of wisdom, "" And humility [is] before honor!

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