Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 15

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Proverbs 15

GNT 1 A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. GNT 2 When wise people speak, they make knowledge attractive, but stupid people spout nonsense. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. GNT 3 The Lord sees what happens everywhere; he is watching us, whether we do good or evil. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. GNT 4 Kind words bring life, but cruel words crush your spirit. NIV 4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. GNT 5 It is foolish to ignore what your parents taught you; it is wise to accept their correction. NIV 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. GNT 6 Righteous people keep their wealth, but the wicked lose theirs when hard times come. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. GNT 7 Knowledge is spread by people who are wise, not by fools. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. GNT 8 The Lord is pleased when good people pray, but hates the sacrifices that the wicked bring him. NIV 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. GNT 9 The Lord hates the ways of evil people, but loves those who do what is right. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. GNT 10 If you do what is wrong, you will be severely punished; you will die if you do not let yourself be corrected. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. GNT 11 Not even the world of the dead can keep the Lord from knowing what is there; how then can we hide our thoughts from God? NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts! GNT 12 Conceited people do not like to be corrected; they never ask for advice from those who are wiser. NIV 12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. GNT 13 When people are happy, they smile, but when they are sad, they look depressed. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. GNT 14 Intelligent people want to learn, but stupid people are satisfied with ignorance. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. GNT 15 The life of the poor is a constant struggle, but happy people always enjoy life. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. GNT 16 Better to be poor and fear the Lord than to be rich and in trouble. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil. GNT 17 Better to eat vegetables with people you love than to eat the finest meat where there is hate. NIV 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. GNT 18 Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace. NIV 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. GNT 19 If you are lazy, you will meet difficulty everywhere, but if you are honest, you will have no trouble. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. GNT 20 Wise children make their fathers happy. Only fools despise their mothers. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. GNT 21 Stupid people are happy with their foolishness, but the wise will do what is right. NIV 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. GNT 22 Get all the advice you can, and you will succeed; without it you will fail. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. GNT 23 What a joy it is to find just the right word for the right occasion! NIV 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! GNT 24 Wise people walk the road that leads upward to life, not the road that leads downward to death. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. GNT 25 The Lord will destroy the homes of arrogant men, but he will protect a widow's property. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. GNT 26 The Lord hates evil thoughts, but he is pleased with friendly words. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. GNT 27 Try to make a profit dishonestly, and you get your family in trouble. Don't take bribes and you will live longer. NIV 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. GNT 28 Good people think before they answer. Evil people have a quick reply, but it causes trouble. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. GNT 29 When good people pray, the Lord listens, but he ignores those who are evil. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. GNT 30 Smiling faces make you happy, and good news makes you feel better. NIV 30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. GNT 31 If you pay attention when you are corrected, you are wise. NIV 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. GNT 32 If you refuse to learn, you are hurting yourself. If you accept correction, you will become wiser. NIV 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. GNT 33 Reverence for the Lord is an education in itself. You must be humble before you can ever receive honors. NIV 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

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