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

 
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1 A gentle answer turns anger away. But mean words stir up anger. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongues of wise people use knowledge well. But the mouths of foolish people pour out 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 everywhere. They watch those who are evil and those who are good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 A tongue that brings healing is like a tree of life. But a tongue that tells lies produces a broken spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A foolish person turns his back on how his father has trained him. But anyone who accepts being corrected shows understanding. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The houses of those who do what is right hold great wealth. But those who do what is wrong earn only trouble. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.