Proverbs 15 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 In every place are the eyes of Jehovah, Watching the evil and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 A healed tongue [is] a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- 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 the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding 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] abundant strength, And in the increase of the wicked -- 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 scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools [is] not right. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to Jehovah, And 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 to Jehovah [is] the way of the wicked, And whoso is pursuing righteousness He loveth. 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Chastisement [is] grievous to him who is forsaking the path, Whoso is hating reproof dieth. 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
11 Sheol and destruction [are] before Jehovah, Surely also the hearts of the sons of men. 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more the hearts of men!
12 A scorner loveth not his reprover, Unto the wise he goeth not. 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.
13 A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the afflicted [are] evil, And gladness of heart [is] a perpetual banquet. 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
16 Better [is] a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better [is] an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the 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 [is] as a hedge of briers, And the path of the upright is raised up. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise son rejoiceth a father. And a foolish man is despising his mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth [his] going. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Without counsel [is] the making void of purposes, And in a multitude of counsellors it is established. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 Joy [is] to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season -- how good! 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
24 A path of life [is] on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath. 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 Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 An abomination to Jehovah [are] thoughts of wickedness, And pure [are] sayings of pleasantness. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth. 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The heart of the righteous meditateth to answer, And the mouth of the wicked uttereth evil things. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
29 Far [is] Jehovah from the wicked, And the prayer of the righteous He heareth. 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, A good report maketh fat the bone. 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise. 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
33 The fear of Jehovah [is] the instruction of wisdom, And before honour [is] humility! 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.