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

 
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1 A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 Knowledge flows like spring water from the wise; fools are leaky faucets, dripping nonsense. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 God doesn't miss a thing - he's alert to good and evil alike. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 Moral dropouts won't listen to their elders; welcoming correction is a mark of good sense. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The lives of God-loyal people flourish; a misspent life is soon bankrupt. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.