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Proverbs 15:22-32 (English Standard Version)

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22 1Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. 23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and 2a word in season, how good it is! 24 The path of life leads upward 3for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath. 25 The LORD tears down the house of 4the proud but 5maintains 6the widow's boundaries. 26 7The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but 8gracious words are pure. 27 Whoever is 9greedy for unjust gain 10troubles his own household, but he who hates 11bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous 12ponders how to answer, but 13the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29 The LORD is 14far from the wicked, but he 15hears the prayer of the righteous. 30 16The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and 17good news refreshesa the bones. 31 18The ear that listens to 19life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. 32 Whoever 20ignores instruction 21despises himself, but he who listens to reproof 22gains intelligence.
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