Proverbs 15:14-24 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course. 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word! 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.