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

 
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1 A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 When wise people speak, they make knowledge attractive, but stupid people spout nonsense. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The Lord sees what happens everywhere; he is watching us, whether we do good or evil. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 Kind words bring life, but cruel words crush your spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 It is foolish to ignore what your parents taught you; it is wise to accept their correction. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 Righteous people keep their wealth, but the wicked lose theirs when hard times come. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.