Proverbs 15 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A gentle answer turns away rage, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongues of wise people give good expression to knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out a flood of stupidity. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere. They watch evil people and good people. 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 a deceitful tongue breaks the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A stubborn fool despises his father's discipline, but whoever appreciates a warning shows good sense. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 Great treasure is in the house of a righteous person, but trouble comes along with the income of a wicked person. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.
7 The lips of wise people spread knowledge, but a foolish attitude does not. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 A sacrifice brought by wicked people is disgusting to the LORD, but the prayers of decent people please him. 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
9 The way of wicked people is disgusting to the LORD, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Discipline is a terrible [burden] to anyone who leaves the [right] path. Anyone who hates a warning will die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 If Sheol and Abaddon lie open in front of the LORD how much more the human heart! 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more the hearts of men!
12 A mocker does not appreciate a warning. He will not go to wise people. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but with a heartache comes depression. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The mind of a person who has understanding searches for knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on stupidity. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 Every day is a terrible day for a miserable person, 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 to have a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and turmoil. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better to have a dish of vegetables where there is love than juicy steaks where there is hate. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A hothead stirs up a fight, but one who holds his temper calms disputes. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The path of lazy people is like a thorny hedge, but the road of decent people is an [open] highway. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise son makes his father happy, but a foolish child despises its mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Stupidity is fun to the one without much sense, but a person who has understanding forges straight ahead. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Without advice plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A person is delighted to hear an answer from his own mouth, and a timely word--oh, how good! 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
24 The path of life for a wise person leads upward in order to turn him away from hell below. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
25 The LORD tears down the house of an arrogant person, but he protects the property of widows. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 The thoughts of evil people are disgusting to the LORD, but pleasant words are pure to him. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 Whoever is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble to his family, but whoever hates bribes will live. 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The heart of a righteous person carefully considers how to answer, but the mouths of wicked people pour out a flood of 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 wicked people, but he hears the prayers of righteous people. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 A twinkle in the eye delights the heart. Good news refreshes the body. 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 The ear that listens to a life-giving warning will be at home among wise people. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 Whoever ignores discipline despises himself, but the person who listens to warning gains understanding. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD is discipline [leading to] wisdom, and humility comes before honor. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.