Proverbs 15 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The eyes of the Lord in every place behold the good and the evil. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 A peaceable tongue is a tree of life: but that which is immoderate, shall crush the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The house of the just is very much strength: and in the fruits of the wicked is 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 shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable. 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: he that followeth justice is beloved by him. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Instruction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way of life: he that hateth reproof shall die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men? 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more the hearts of men!
12 A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The heart of the wise seeketh instruction: and the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the poor are evil: a secure mind is like a continual feast. 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 It is better to be invited to herbs with love, than to a fatted calf with hatred. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The way of the slothful is as a hedge of thorns: the way of the just is without offence. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where there are many counsellors, they are established. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best. 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
24 The path of life is above for the wise, that he may decline from the lowest hell. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil. 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The mind of the just studieth obedience: the mouth of the wicked overfloweth with evils. 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: and he will hear the prayers of the just. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul: a good name maketh the bones fat. 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof, possesseth understanding. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 The fear of the Lord is the lesson of wisdom: and humility goeth before glory. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.