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Proverbs 15 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, But the mouth of fools gush out folly. 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 the evil and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, But deceit in it crushes 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 correction, But he who heeds reproof shows prudence. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure, But the income 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; Not so with the heart of fools. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination 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 way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But he loves him who follows after righteousness. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: Whoever hates reproof shall die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 She'ol and Avaddon are before the LORD -- How much more then 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 scoffer doesn't love to be reproved; He will not go to the wise. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face; But an aching heart breaks the spirit. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouths of 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 afflicted are wretched, But one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast. 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
16 Better is little, with the fear of the LORD, Than great treasure with trouble. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a fattened calf with hatred. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A wrathful man stirs up contention, But one who is slow to anger appeases strife. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, 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 makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, But a man of understanding keeps his way straight. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Where there is no counsel, plans fail; But in a multitude of counselors they are established. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. 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 The path of life leads upward for the wise, To keep him from going downward to She'ol. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
25 The LORD will uproot the house of the proud, But he will keep the widow's borders intact. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, But the thoughts of the pure are pleasing. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, 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 heart of the righteous weighs answers, But the mouth of the wicked gushes 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 hears the prayer of the righteous. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news gives health to 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 the reproof lives, And will be at home among the wise. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 He who refuses correction despises his own soul, But he who listens to reproof gets understanding. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.