Proverbs 15:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words. 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, 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 comforting tongue is a tree of life, but a twisted tongue is a crushing of the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 In the house of the upright man there is a great store of wealth; but in the profits of the sinner there is trouble. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.