Proverbs 15:16-26 NIV

16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.1

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17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.2

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18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,3 but a patient man calms a quarrel.4

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19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,5 but the path of the upright is a highway.

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20 A wise son brings joy to his father,6 but a foolish man despises his mother.

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21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,7 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

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22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,8 but with many advisers9 they succeed.10

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23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply11-- and how good is a timely word!12

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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"
      25 The LORD tears down the proud man's house13 but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.14

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      26 The LORD detests the thoughts15 of the wicked,16 but those of the pure17 are pleasing to him.

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