Proverbs 15 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A sensitive answer turns back wrath, but an offensive word stirs up anger. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise enhances knowledge, but the mouth of a fool gushes with stupidity. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The LORD's eyes are everywhere, keeping watch on evil and good people. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 Wholesome speech is a tree of life, but dishonest talk breaks the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool doesn't like a father's instruction, but those who heed correction are mature. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 Great treasure is in the house of the righteous, but the gain of the wicked brings trouble. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools have none. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 The LORD detests the sacrifices of the wicked, but favors the prayers of those who do right. 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
9 The LORD detests the path of the wicked, but loves those who pursue righteousness. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Discipline is severe for those who abandon the way; those who hate correction will die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 The grave and the underworld lie open before the LORD; how much more the hearts of human beings! 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more the hearts of men!
12 Mockers don't like those who correct them. They won't go to the wise. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A joyful heart brightens one's face, but a troubled heart breaks the spirit. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 An understanding heart seeks knowledge; but fools feed on folly. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the needy are hard, but a happy heart has a continual feast. 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
16 Better a little with fear of the LORD than a great treasure with turmoil. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better a meal of greens with love than a plump calf with hate. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 Hotheads stir up conflict, but patient people calm down strife. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The path of the lazy is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of those who do right is a clear road. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise child brings joy to a father, but fools despise their mothers. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly is joy to those who lack sense, but those with understanding walk straight ahead. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Plans fail with no counsel, but with many counselors they succeed. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 To give an appropriate answer is a joy; how good is a word at the right time! 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
24 For those with insight, life is an upward path, avoiding the grave below. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
25 The LORD snatches away the arrogant one's house, but he preserves the widow's boundaries. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 The LORD detests evil plans, but gracious words are pure. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 Those who acquire things unjustly gain trouble for their house, but those who hate bribes will live. 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The righteous heart reflects before answering, but the wicked mouth blurts out evil. 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 listens to the prayers of the righteous. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 Bright eyes give joy to the heart; good news strengthens the bones. 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 The ear that listens to life-giving correction dwells among the wise. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 Those who refuse discipline despise themselves, but those who listen to correction gain understanding. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD is wise instruction, and humility comes before respect. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.