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Proverbs 15

NLT 1 A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. NLT 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. NLT 3 The LORD is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. NLT 4 Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. NIV 4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. NLT 5 Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise. NIV 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. NLT 6 There is treasure in the house of the godly, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. NLT 7 The lips of the wise give good advice; the heart of a fool has none to give. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. NLT 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright. NIV 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. NLT 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue godliness. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. NLT 10 Whoever abandons the right path will be severely disciplined; whoever hates correction will die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. NLT 11 Even Death and Destruction hold no secrets from the LORD . How much more does he know the human heart! NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts! NLT 12 Mockers hate to be corrected, so they stay away from the wise. NIV 12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. NLT 13 A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. NLT 14 A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. NLT 15 For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. NLT 16 Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil. NLT 17 A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate. NIV 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. NLT 18 A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them. NIV 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. NLT 19 A lazy person’s way is blocked with briers, but the path of the upright is an open highway. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. NLT 20 Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. NLT 21 Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path. NIV 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. NLT 22 Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. NLT 23 Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time! NIV 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! NLT 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave behind. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. NLT 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he protects the property of widows. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. NLT 26 The LORD detests evil plans, but he delights in pure words. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. NLT 27 Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live. NIV 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. NLT 28 The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. NLT 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. NLT 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health. NIV 30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. NLT 31 If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. NIV 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. NLT 32 If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding. NIV 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. NLT 33 Fear of the LORD teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor. NIV 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

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