Proverbs 15:1-33 NIV

Proverbs 15:1-33 NIV [1] A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. [2] The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. [3] The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. [4] The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. [5] A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. [6] The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. [7] The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. [8] The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. [9] The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. [10] Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. [11] Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-how much more do human hearts! [12] Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. [13] A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. [14] The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. [15] All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. [16] Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. [17] Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. [18] A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. [19] The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. [20] A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. [21] Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. [22] Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. [23] A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-and how good is a timely word! [24] The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. [25] The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place. [26] The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. [27] The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. [28] The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. [29] The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. [30] Light in a messenger's eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. [31] Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. [32] Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. [33] Wisdom's instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

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