Bible VersionsNIVProverbs 15:7; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 15:20-21; Proverbs 15:24
Proverbs 15:7; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 15:20-21; Proverbs 15:24 (New International Version)
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
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