Proverbs 15:5-15 NIV

5 A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.1

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6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,2 but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.3

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7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge;4 not so the hearts of fools.

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      8 The LORD detests the sacrifice5 of the wicked,6 but the prayer of the upright pleases him.7

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      9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked8 but he loves those who pursue righteousness.9

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      10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.10

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      11 Death and Destructiona lie open before the LORD 11-- how much more the hearts of men!12

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        • a 15:11 - Hebrew "Sheol and Abaddon"
          12 A mocker resents correction;13 he will not consult the wise.

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          13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,14 but heartache crushes the spirit.15

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              14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,16 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.17

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