Proverbs 15:9-19 NIV

9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked1 but he loves those who pursue righteousness.2

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10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.3

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11 Death and Destructiona lie open before the LORD 4-- how much more the hearts of men!5

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    • a 15:11 - Hebrew "Sheol and Abaddon"
      12 A mocker resents correction;6 he will not consult the wise.

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      13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,7 but heartache crushes the spirit.8

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          14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,9 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.10

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              16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.11

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              17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.12

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              18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,13 but a patient man calms a quarrel.14

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              19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,15 but the path of the upright is a highway.

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