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Proverbs 15 TNIV/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 adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. 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, but the hearts of fools are not upright. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. 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 those who pursue righteousness. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Stern discipline awaits those who leave the path; those who hate correction will die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD -- how much more do human hearts! 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD -- how much more the hearts of men!
12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the 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 wealth with turmoil. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 The hot-tempered stir up dissension, but those who are patient calm a quarrel. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with 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 Wise children bring joy to their father, but foolish children despise their mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly brings joy to those who have no sense, but those who have understanding keep a straight course. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word! 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 prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. 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 the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place. 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 gracious words are pure in his sight. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but those who hate 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 its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes 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 Light in a messenger's eyes brings joy to the heart, and 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 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but those who heed correction gain understanding. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 Wisdom's instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.