Proverbs 15:13-23 NIV

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

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      14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, 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.

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          16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil.

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          17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.

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          18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

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

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

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          21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.

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          22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

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          23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!

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