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Proverbs 15

DBY 1 A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. DBY 2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. DBY 3 The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. DBY 4 Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit. NIV 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. DBY 5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent. NIV 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. DBY 6 In the house of a righteous [man] is much treasure; but in the revenue of a wicked [man] is disturbance. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble. DBY 7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. DBY 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; but the prayer of the upright is his delight. NIV 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. DBY 9 The way of a wicked [man] is an abomination to Jehovah; but him that pursueth righteousness he loveth. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness. DBY 10 Grievous correction is for him that forsaketh the path; he that hateth reproof shall die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die. DBY 11 Sheol and destruction are before Jehovah; 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! DBY 12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him; he will not go unto the wise. NIV 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise. DBY 13 A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. DBY 14 The heart of an intelligent [man] seeketh knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish feedeth on folly. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. DBY 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil; but a cheerful heart is a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. DBY 16 Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. DBY 17 Better is a meal of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith. NIV 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. DBY 18 A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. NIV 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. DBY 19 The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; but the path of the upright is made plain. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. DBY 20 A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish man despiseth his mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. DBY 21 Folly is joy to him that is void of sense; but a man of understanding regulateth his walk. NIV 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course. DBY 22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed; but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. DBY 23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word in its season, how good is it! NIV 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word! DBY 24 The path of life is upwards for the wise, that he may depart from Sheol beneath. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. DBY 25 Jehovah plucketh up the house of the proud; but he establisheth the boundary of the widow. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact. DBY 26 The thoughts of the evil [man] are an abomination to Jehovah; but pure words are pleasant. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him. DBY 27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. NIV 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. DBY 28 The heart of a righteous [man] studieth to answer; but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. DBY 29 Jehovah is far from the wicked; but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. DBY 30 That which enlighteneth the eyes rejoiceth the heart; good tidings make the bones fat. NIV 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. DBY 31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life shall abide among the wise. NIV 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. DBY 32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense. NIV 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. DBY 33 The fear of Jehovah is the discipline of wisdom, and before honour [goeth] humility. NIV 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.