Proverbs 15 LEB

1 A soft answer will turn away wrath, but a word of trouble will stir {anger}.

References for Proverbs 15:1

    • a 15:1 - Literally "nostril"
      2 The tongue of the wise will dispense knowledge, but the mouth of fools will pour out folly.
      3 In every place, the eyes of Yahweh keep watch over the evil and the good.
      4 Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it [causes] a break in spirit.

      References for Proverbs 15:4

        • b 15:4 - Or "Healing"
        • c 15:4 - That is, the tongue
          5 A fool will despise the instruction of his father, but he who guards reproof is prudent.
          6 [In] the house of the righteous [there is] much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.
          7 The lips of the wise will spread knowledge, but the heart of fools, not so.

          References for Proverbs 15:7

            • d 15:7 - Or "mind"
              8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination of Yahweh, but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.
              9 An abomination of Yahweh is the way of the wicked, but he who pursues righteousness he will love.
              10 Severe discipline [belongs] to him who forsakes the way; he who hates a rebuke will die.
              11 Sheol and Abaddon [are] before Yahweh, {how much more} the hearts of the children of men!

              References for Proverbs 15:11

                • e 15:11 - A term for the place where the dead reside, i.e., the Underworld
                • f 15:11 - Poetic synonym for "Sheol." Only mentioned in the ot in relation to Sheol, the grave, or death.
                • g 15:11 - Literally "more for"
                  12 A scoffer does not like {his rebuke}; to the wise he will not go.

                  References for Proverbs 15:12

                    • h 15:12 - Literally "rebuke [belonging] to him"
                      13 A heart of gladness will make good {countenance}, but in sorrow of heart a spirit is broken.

                      References for Proverbs 15:13

                          14 The heart of him who understands will seek knowledge, but the faces of fools, they will feed on folly.

                          References for Proverbs 15:14

                            • l 15:14 - Hebrew "he/it"
                              15 All the days of the poor [are] hard, but goodness of heart [is] a continuous feast.

                              References for Proverbs 15:15

                                  16 Better [is] little with the fear of Yahweh than great treasure and trouble with it.

                                  References for Proverbs 15:16

                                      17 Better [is] a dinner of vegetables when love [is] there than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

                                      References for Proverbs 15:17

                                          18 A man who is hot-tempered will stir up strife, but he who is slow [to] {anger}, he will calm contention.

                                          References for Proverbs 15:18

                                            • q 15:18 - Literally "nostrils"
                                              19 The way of the lazy is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright [is] a highway.

                                              References for Proverbs 15:19

                                                • r 15:19 - Hebrew "thorn"
                                                  20 A child of wisdom will make a father glad, but a {foolish person}, he despises his mother.

                                                  References for Proverbs 15:20

                                                    • s 15:20 - Literally "foolishness of humankind"
                                                      21 Folly is a joy to him who lacks {sense}, and a person of understanding {will walk upright}.

                                                      References for Proverbs 15:21

                                                        • t 15:21 - Literally "heart"
                                                        • u 15:21 - Literally "he will walk upright walking"
                                                          22 Plans go wrong when there is no counsel, but with many advisors it will succeed.
                                                          23 Joy [belongs] to a man with answers in his mouth, and a word in its time, how good [it is]!
                                                          24 The path of life [leads] upward for him who has insight, in order to turn away from Sheol below.
                                                          25 The house of the proud, Yahweh will tear [it] down, but he will maintain the {property line} of the widow.

                                                          References for Proverbs 15:25

                                                            • v 15:25 - Literally "boundary"
                                                              26 Plans of evil [are] an abomination of Yahweh, but gracious words are pure.
                                                              27 He who makes trouble for his house [is] he who is greedy for unjust gain, but he who hates bribes will live.
                                                              28 A heart of righteousness will ponder the answer, but a mouth of wickedness will pour out deceit.

                                                              References for Proverbs 15:28

                                                                  29 Yahweh is far from the wicked, but the prayers of the righteous he will hear.
                                                                  30 From the light of the eyes, the heart will rejoice, and good news will enliven the bones.

                                                                  References for Proverbs 15:30

                                                                      31 The ear of him who listens [to] admonitions of life, in the midst of the wise it will lodge.
                                                                      32 He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who hears admonition gains heart.

                                                                      References for Proverbs 15:32

                                                                        • z 15:32 - Or "soul," or "inner self"
                                                                        • { 15:32 - Or "mind"
                                                                          33 Fear of Yahweh [is] the instruction of the wise, and before honor [comes] humility.