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Proverbs 15:19-29 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.
25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact. 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.
26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him. 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.