Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 12:15-25

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Proverbs 12:15-25

ESV 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. NIV 15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. ESV 16 The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult. NIV 16 Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. ESV 17 Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit. NIV 17 An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. ESV 18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. NIV 18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. ESV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. NIV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. ESV 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy. NIV 20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. ESV 21 No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. NIV 21 No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. ESV 22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. ESV 23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly. NIV 23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool’s heart blurts out folly. ESV 24 The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor. NIV 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor. ESV 25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. NIV 25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

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