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

 
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1 A gentle response deflects fury, but a harsh word makes tempers rise. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise presents knowledge well, but the mouth of a fool spews out folly. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The eyes of ADONAI are everywhere, watching the evil and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but when it twists things, it breaks the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool despises his father's discipline, but he who heeds warnings is prudent. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The home of the righteous is a storehouse of treasure, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.