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Proverbs 15

NKJV 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. NKJV 2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. NKJV 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. NKJV 4 A wholesome 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. NKJV 5 A fool despises his father's instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent. NIV 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. NKJV 6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. NKJV 7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. NKJV 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. NKJV 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves him who follows righteousness. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. NKJV 10 Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. NKJV 11 Hell and Destruction are before the Lord; So how much more the hearts of the sons of men. NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts! NKJV 12 A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, Nor will he go to the wise. NIV 12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. NKJV 13 A merry heart makes 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. NKJV 14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. NKJV 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. NKJV 16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil. NKJV 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred. NIV 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. NKJV 18 A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention. NIV 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. NKJV 19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the upright is a highway. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. NKJV 20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. NKJV 21 Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks uprightly. NIV 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. NKJV 22 Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. NKJV 23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is! NIV 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! NKJV 24 The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. NKJV 25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. NKJV 26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the pure are pleasant. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. NKJV 27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live. NIV 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. NKJV 28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. NKJV 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. NKJV 30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy. NIV 30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. NKJV 31 The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise. NIV 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. NKJV 32 He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding. NIV 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. NKJV 33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. NIV 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

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