Proverbs 15 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth 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] in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness in it [is] a breach in the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. 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 in the revenues of the wicked is 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 diffuse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] 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 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 loveth him that followeth after righteousness. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Correction [is] grievous to him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 Hell and destruction [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 scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go to the wise. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the afflicted [are] evil: but he that is of a merry heart [hath] 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 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 herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred with it. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The way of the slothful [man is] as a hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly [is] joy to [him that is] destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [it is]! 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
24 The way of life [is] above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth 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 heareth 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 rejoiceth the heart; [and] a good report maketh the bones fat. 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom: and before honor is humility. 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.