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Proverbs 15

NCV 1 A gentle answer will calm a person's anger, but an unkind answer will cause more anger. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. NCV 2 Wise people use knowledge when they speak, but fools pour out foolishness. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. NCV 3 The Lord's eyes see everything; he watches both evil and good people. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. NCV 4 As a tree gives fruit, healing words give life, but dishonest words crush the spirit. NIV 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. NCV 5 Fools reject their parents' correction, but anyone who accepts correction is wise. NIV 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. NCV 6 Much wealth is in the houses of good people, but evil people get nothing but trouble. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble. NCV 7 Wise people use their words to spread knowledge, but there is no knowledge in the thoughts of fools. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. NCV 8 The Lord hates the sacrifice that the wicked offer, but he likes the prayers of honest people. NIV 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. NCV 9 The Lord hates what evil people do, but he loves those who do what is right. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness. NCV 10 The person who quits doing what is right will be punished, and the one who hates to be corrected will die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die. NCV 11 The Lord knows what is happening in the world of the dead, so he surely knows the thoughts of the living. NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD -- how much more the hearts of men! NCV 12 Those who make fun of wisdom don't like to be corrected; they will not ask the wise for advice. NIV 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise. NCV 13 Happiness makes a person smile, but sadness can break a person's spirit. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. NCV 14 People with understanding want more knowledge, but fools just want more foolishness. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. NCV 15 Every day is hard for those who suffer, but a happy heart is like a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. NCV 16 It is better to be poor and respect the Lord than to be wealthy and have much trouble. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. NCV 17 It is better to eat vegetables with those who love you than to eat meat with those who hate you. NIV 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. NCV 18 People with quick tempers cause trouble, but those who control their tempers stop a quarrel. NIV 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. NCV 19 A lazy person's life is like a patch of thorns, but an honest person's life is like a smooth highway. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. NCV 20 A wise son makes his father happy, but a foolish son disrespects his mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. NCV 21 A person without wisdom enjoys being foolish, but someone with understanding does what is right. NIV 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course. NCV 22 Plans fail without good advice, but they succeed with the advice of many others. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. NCV 23 People enjoy giving good advice. Saying the right word at the right time is so pleasing. NIV 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word! NCV 24 Wise people's lives get better and better. They avoid whatever would cause their death. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. NCV 25 The Lord will tear down the proud person's house, but he will protect the widow's property. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact. NCV 26 The Lord hates evil thoughts but is pleased with kind words. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him. NCV 27 Greedy people bring trouble to their families, but the person who can't be paid to do wrong will live. NIV 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. NCV 28 Good people think before they answer, but the wicked simply pour out evil. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. NCV 29 The Lord does not listen to the wicked, but he hears the prayers of those who do right. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. NCV 30 Good news makes you feel better. Your happiness will show in your eyes. NIV 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. NCV 31 If you listen to correction to improve your life, you will live among the wise. NIV 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. NCV 32 Those who refuse correction hate themselves, but those who accept correction gain understanding. NIV 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. NCV 33 Respect for the Lord will teach you wisdom. If you want to be honored, you must be humble. NIV 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.