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Proverbs 15

BBE 1 By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. BBE 2 Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. BBE 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. BBE 4 A comforting tongue is a tree of life, but a twisted tongue is a crushing of the spirit. NIV 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. BBE 5 A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense. NIV 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. BBE 6 In the house of the upright man there is a great store of wealth; but in the profits of the sinner there is trouble. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble. BBE 7 The lips of the wise keep knowledge, but the heart of the foolish man is not right. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. BBE 8 The offering of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright man is his delight. NIV 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. BBE 9 The way of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but he who goes after righteousness is dear to him. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness. BBE 10 There is bitter punishment for him who is turned from the way; and death will be the fate of the hater of teaching. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die. BBE 11 Before the Lord are the underworld and destruction: how much more, then, the hearts of the children of men! NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD -- how much more the hearts of men! BBE 12 The hater of authority has no love for teaching: he will not go to the wise. NIV 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise. BBE 13 A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. BBE 14 The heart of the man of good sense goes in search of knowledge, but foolish things are the food of the unwise. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. BBE 15 All the days of the troubled are evil; but he whose heart is glad has an unending feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. BBE 16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great wealth together with trouble. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. BBE 17 Better is a simple meal where love is, than a fat ox and hate with it. NIV 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. BBE 18 An angry man makes men come to blows, but he who is slow to get angry puts an end to fighting. NIV 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. BBE 19 Thorns are round the way of the hater of work; but the road of the hard worker becomes a highway. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. BBE 20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man has no respect for his mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. BBE 21 Foolish behaviour is joy to the unwise; but a man of good sense makes his way straight. NIV 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course. BBE 22 Where there are no wise suggestions, purposes come to nothing; but by a number of wise guides they are made certain. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. BBE 23 A man has joy in the answer of his mouth: and a word at the right time, how good it is! NIV 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word! BBE 24 Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. BBE 25 The house of the man of pride will be uprooted by the Lord, but he will make safe the heritage of the widow. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact. BBE 26 Evil designs are disgusting to the Lord, but the words of the clean-hearted are pleasing. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him. BBE 27 He whose desires are fixed on profit is a cause of trouble to his family; but he who has no desire for offerings will have life. NIV 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. BBE 28 The heart of the upright gives thought to his answer; but from the mouth of the evil-doer comes a stream of evil things. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. BBE 29 The Lord is far from sinners, but his ear is open to the prayer of the upright. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. BBE 30 The light of the eyes is a joy to the heart, and good news makes the bones fat. NIV 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. BBE 31 The man whose ear is open to the teaching of life will have his place among the wise. NIV 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. BBE 32 He who will not be controlled by training has no respect for his soul, but he who gives ear to teaching will get wisdom. NIV 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. BBE 33 The fear of the Lord is the teaching of wisdom; and a low opinion of oneself goes before honour. NIV 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.