Proverbs 15:8-18 NIV

8 The LORD detests the sacrifice1 of the wicked,2 but the prayer of the upright pleases him.3

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9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked4 but he loves those who pursue righteousness.5

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10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.6

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11 Death and Destructiona lie open before the LORD 7-- how much more the hearts of men!8

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    • a 15:11 - Hebrew "Sheol and Abaddon"
      12 A mocker resents correction;9 he will not consult the wise.

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      13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,10 but heartache crushes the spirit.11

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          14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,12 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.13

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              16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.14

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              17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.15

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              18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,16 but a patient man calms a quarrel.17

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