Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 15

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Proverbs 15

KJV 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. KJV 2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. KJV 3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. KJV 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. NIV 4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. KJV 5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. NIV 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. KJV 6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. KJV 7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. KJV 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. NIV 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. KJV 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. KJV 10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. KJV 11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts! KJV 12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. NIV 12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. KJV 13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. KJV 14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. KJV 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. KJV 16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil. KJV 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. NIV 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. KJV 18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. NIV 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. KJV 19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. KJV 20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. KJV 21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. NIV 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. KJV 22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. KJV 23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! NIV 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! KJV 24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. KJV 25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. KJV 26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. KJV 27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. NIV 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. KJV 28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. KJV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. KJV 30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat. NIV 30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. KJV 31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. NIV 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. KJV 32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. NIV 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. KJV 33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility. NIV 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

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