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Proverbs 15

NRS 1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. NRS 2 The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. NRS 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. NRS 4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. NIV 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. NRS 5 A fool despises a parent's instruction, but the one who heeds admonition is prudent. NIV 5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. NRS 6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble. NRS 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the minds of fools. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. NRS 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, 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. NRS 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves the one who pursues righteousness. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness. NRS 10 There is severe discipline for one who forsakes the way, but one who hates a rebuke will die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die. NRS 11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord, how much more human hearts! NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD -- how much more the hearts of men! NRS 12 Scoffers do not like to be rebuked; they will not go to the wise. NIV 12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise. NRS 13 A glad heart makes 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. NRS 14 The mind of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. NRS 15 All the days of the poor are hard, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. NRS 16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. NRS 17 Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it. NIV 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. NRS 18 Those who are hot-tempered stir up strife, but those who are slow to anger calm contention. NIV 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. NRS 19 The way of the lazy is overgrown with thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. NRS 20 A wise child makes a glad father, but the foolish despise their mothers. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. NRS 21 Folly is a joy to one who has no sense, but a person of understanding walks straight ahead. NIV 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course. NRS 22 Without counsel, plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. NRS 23 To make an apt answer is a joy to anyone, and a word in season, how good it is! NIV 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word! NRS 24 For the wise the path of life leads upward, in order to avoid Sheol below. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. NRS 25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but maintains the widow's boundaries. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact. NRS 26 Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord, but gracious words are pure. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him. NRS 27 Those who are greedy for unjust gain make trouble for their households, but those who hate bribes will live. NIV 27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. NRS 28 The mind of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. NRS 29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. NRS 30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the body. NIV 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. NRS 31 The ear that heeds wholesome admonition will lodge among the wise. NIV 31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. NRS 32 Those who ignore instruction despise themselves, but those who heed admonition gain understanding. NIV 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. NRS 33 The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor. NIV 33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.