Proverbs 15:14-24 NIV

14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,1 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.2

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      16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.3

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      17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.4

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      18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,5 but a patient man calms a quarrel.6

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      19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,7 but the path of the upright is a highway.

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      20 A wise son brings joy to his father,8 but a foolish man despises his mother.

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      21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,9 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

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      22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,10 but with many advisers11 they succeed.12

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      23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply13-- and how good is a timely word!14

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      24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.a

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        • b 15:24 - Hebrew "Sheol"