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Proverbs 15:13-23

RSV 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. RSV 14 The mind of him 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. RSV 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, 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. RSV 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. RSV 17 Better is a dinner of herbs 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. RSV 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. NIV 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. RSV 19 The way of a sluggard 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. RSV 20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. RSV 21 Folly is a joy to him who has no sense, but a man of understanding walks aright. NIV 21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course. RSV 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. RSV 23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, 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!