Proverbs 15:17-27 NIV

17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.1

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18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,2 but a patient man calms a quarrel.3

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19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,4 but the path of the upright is a highway.

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20 A wise son brings joy to his father,5 but a foolish man despises his mother.

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21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,6 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

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22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,7 but with many advisers8 they succeed.9

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23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply10-- and how good is a timely word!11

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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 house12 but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.13

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      26 The LORD detests the thoughts14 of the wicked,15 but those of the pure16 are pleasing to him.

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      27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.17

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