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Proverbs 15 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A gentle response deflects fury, but a harsh word makes tempers rise. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise presents knowledge well, but the mouth of a fool spews out folly. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The eyes of ADONAI are everywhere, watching the evil and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but when it twists things, it breaks the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool despises his father's discipline, but he who heeds warnings is prudent. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The home of the righteous is a storehouse of treasure, but the earnings of the wicked bring 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; not so the hearts of fools. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 ADONAI detests the sacrifices of the wicked but delights in the prayers of the upright. 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
9 ADONAI detests the way of the wicked but loves anyone who pursues righteousness. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Discipline is severe for one who leaves the way, and whoever can't stand correction will die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 Sh'ol and Abaddon lie open to ADONAI; so how much more people's hearts! 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD -- how much more the hearts of men!
12 A scorner does not like being corrected; he won't go to the wise [for advice]. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A glad heart makes a face happy, but heartache breaks the spirit. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The mind of a person with discernment seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 For the poor, every day is hard; but the good-hearted have a perpetual feast. 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
16 Better little with the fear of ADONAI than great wealth coupled with worry. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better a vegetable dinner with love than a stall-fattened ox with hate. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 Hot-tempered people stir up strife, but patient people quiet quarrels. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The lazy person's way seems overgrown by thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise son is a joy to his father, and only a fool despises his mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly appeals to one who lacks sense, but a person of discernment goes straight ahead. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Without deliberation, plans go wrong; but with many advisers, they succeed. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 People take pleasure in anything they say; but a word at the right time, how good it is! 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
24 For the prudent, the path of life goes upward; thus he avoids Sh'ol below. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
25 ADONAI will pull down the houses of the proud, but preserves intact the widow's boundaries. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 ADONAI detests plans to do evil, but kind words are pure. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 The greedy for gain brings trouble to his home, but he who hates bribes will live. 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The mind of the righteous thinks before speaking, but the mouth of the wicked spews out evil stuff. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
29 ADONAI is far from the wicked, but he listens to the prayer of the righteous. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 A cheerful glance brings joy to the heart, and good news invigorates the bones. 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 He who heeds life-giving correction will be at home in the company of the wise. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 He who spurns discipline detests himself, but he who listens to correction grows in understanding. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 The discipline of wisdom is fear of ADONAI, so before being honored, a person must be humble. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.