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Proverbs 15:15-25 (English Standard Version)

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15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but 1the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. 16 2Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it. 17 3Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than 4a fattened ox and hatred with it. 18 5A hot-tempered man 6stirs up strife, but he who is 7slow to anger quiets contention. 19 The way of 8a sluggard is like a hedge of 9thorns, but the path of the upright is 10a level highway. 20 11A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother. 21 12Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding 13walks straight ahead. 22 14Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. 23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and 15a word in season, how good it is! 24 The path of life leads upward 16for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath. 25 The LORD tears down the house of 17the proud but 18maintains 19the widow's boundaries.
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