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

 
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1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger. 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The wise person makes learning a joy; fools spout only foolishness. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The LORD is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good. 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise. 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 There is treasure in the house of the godly, 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.