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Proverbs 15 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A soft answer will turn away wrath, but a word of trouble will stir {anger}. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise will dispense knowledge, but the mouth of fools will pour out folly. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 In every place, the eyes of Yahweh keep watch over the evil and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it [causes] a break in spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool will despise the instruction of his father, but he who guards reproof is prudent. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 [In] the house of the righteous [there 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 will spread knowledge, but the heart of fools, not so. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination of Yahweh, 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 An abomination of Yahweh is the way of the wicked, but he who pursues righteousness he will love. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Severe discipline [belongs] to him who forsakes the way; he who hates a rebuke will die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 Sheol and Abaddon [are] before Yahweh, {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 scoffer does not like {his rebuke}; to the wise he will not go. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A heart of gladness will make good {countenance}, but in sorrow of heart a spirit is broken. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The heart of him who understands will seek knowledge, but the faces of fools, they will feed on folly. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the poor [are] hard, but goodness of heart [is] a continuous 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 Yahweh than great treasure and trouble with it. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better [is] a dinner of vegetables when love [is] there than a fattened ox and hatred with it. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A man who is hot-tempered will stir up strife, but he who is slow [to] {anger}, he will calm contention. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The way of the lazy is like a hedge of thorns, 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 child of wisdom will make a father glad, but a {foolish person}, he despises his mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly is a joy to him who lacks {sense}, and a person of understanding {will walk upright}. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Plans go wrong when there is no counsel, but with many advisors it will succeed. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 Joy [belongs] to a man with answers in his mouth, and a word in its time, how good [it is]! 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 him who has insight, in order to turn away from Sheol below. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
25 The house of the proud, Yahweh will tear [it] down, but he will maintain the {property line} of the widow. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 Plans of evil [are] an abomination of Yahweh, but gracious words are pure. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 He who makes trouble for his house [is] he who is greedy for unjust gain, but he who hates bribes will live. 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 A heart of righteousness will ponder the answer, but a mouth of wickedness will pour out deceit. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
29 Yahweh is far from the wicked, but the prayers of the righteous he will hear. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 From the light of the eyes, the heart will rejoice, and good news will enliven the bones. 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 The ear of him who listens [to] admonitions of life, in the midst of the wise it will lodge. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who hears admonition gains heart. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 Fear of Yahweh [is] the instruction of the wise, and before honor [comes] humility. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.