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Proverbs 15

ESV 1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. ESV 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. ESV 3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. ESV 4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. NIV 4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. ESV 5 A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. NIV 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. ESV 6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. ESV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. ESV 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. NIV 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. ESV 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves him who pursues righteousness. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. ESV 10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way; whoever hates reproof will die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. ESV 11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD; how much more the hearts of the children of man! NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts! ESV 12 A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise. NIV 12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. ESV 13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. ESV 14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. ESV 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. ESV 16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil. ESV 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it. NIV 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. ESV 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. NIV 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. ESV 19 The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. ESV 20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. ESV 21 Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight ahead. NIV 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. ESV 22 Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. ESV 23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is! NIV 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! ESV 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. ESV 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. ESV 26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but gracious words are pure. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. ESV 27 Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live. NIV 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. ESV 28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. ESV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. ESV 30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones. NIV 30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. ESV 31 The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. NIV 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. ESV 32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. NIV 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. ESV 33 The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. NIV 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

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