Proverbs 15:12-22 NIV

12 A mocker resents correction;1 he will not consult the wise.

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13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,2 but heartache crushes the spirit.3

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      14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,4 but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

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      15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.5

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          16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.6

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          17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.7

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          18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,8 but a patient man calms a quarrel.9

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          19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,10 but the path of the upright is a highway.

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          20 A wise son brings joy to his father,11 but a foolish man despises his mother.

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          21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,12 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

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          22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,13 but with many advisers14 they succeed.15

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