Proverbs 15:13-23 NIV

13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,1 but heartache crushes the spirit.2

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      14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,3 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.4

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          16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.5

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          17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.6

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          18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,7 but a patient man calms a quarrel.8

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          19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,9 but the path of the upright is a highway.

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          20 A wise son brings joy to his father,10 but a foolish man despises his mother.

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          21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,11 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

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          22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,12 but with many advisers13 they succeed.14

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          23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply15-- and how good is a timely word!16

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