Proverbs 15 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, observing the wicked and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 The tongue that heals is a tree of life, but a devious tongue 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 instruction, but a person who heeds correction is sensible. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The house of the righteous has great wealth, but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.
7 The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight. 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but He loves the one who pursues righteousness. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Discipline is harsh for the one who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord- how much more, human hearts. 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more the hearts of men!
12 A mocker doesn't love one who corrects him; he will not consult the wise. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A joyful heart makes a face cheerful, but a sad heart [produces] a broken spirit. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 A discerning mind seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful 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 the fear of the Lord than great treasure with turmoil. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict, but a man slow to anger calms strife. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 A slacker's way is like a thorny hedge, but the path of the upright is a highway. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish one despises his mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Foolishness brings joy to one without sense, but a man with understanding walks a straight path. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A man takes joy in giving an answer; and a timely word-how good that is! 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
24 For the discerning the path of life leads upward, so that he may avoid going down to Sheol. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
25 The Lord destroys the house of the proud, but He protects the widow's territory. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 The Lord detests the plans of an evil man, but pleasant words are pure. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household, but the one 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 person thinks before answering, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things. 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 hears the prayer of the righteous. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 Bright eyes cheer 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 An ear that listens to life-giving rebukes will be at home among the wise. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 Anyone who ignores instruction despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 The fear of the Lord is wisdom's instruction, and humility comes before honor. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.