Proverbs 15:19-29 NIV

19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,1 but the path of the upright is a highway.

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20 A wise son brings joy to his father,2 but a foolish man despises his mother.

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21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,3 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

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22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,4 but with many advisers5 they succeed.6

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23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply7-- and how good is a timely word!8

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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 house9 but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.10

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      26 The LORD detests the thoughts11 of the wicked,12 but those of the pure13 are pleasing to him.

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      27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.14

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      28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,15 but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.16

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      29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.17

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