Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 15

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Proverbs 15

CEB 1 A sensitive answer turns back wrath, but an offensive word stirs up anger. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. CEB 2 The tongue of the wise enhances knowledge, but the mouth of a fool gushes with stupidity. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. CEB 3 The LORD's eyes are everywhere, keeping watch on evil and good people. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. CEB 4 Wholesome speech is a tree of life, but dishonest talk breaks the spirit. NIV 4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. CEB 5 A fool doesn't like a father's instruction, but those who heed correction are mature. NIV 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. CEB 6 Great treasure is in the house of the righteous, but the gain of the wicked brings trouble. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. CEB 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools have none. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. CEB 8 The LORD detests the sacrifices of the wicked, but favors the prayers of those who do right. NIV 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. CEB 9 The LORD detests the path of the wicked, but loves those who pursue righteousness. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. CEB 10 Discipline is severe for those who abandon the way; those who hate correction will die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. CEB 11 The grave and the underworld lie open before the LORD; how much more the hearts of human beings! NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts! CEB 12 Mockers don't like those who correct them. They won't go to the wise. NIV 12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. CEB 13 A joyful heart brightens one's face, but a troubled heart breaks the spirit. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. CEB 14 An understanding heart seeks knowledge; but fools feed on folly. NIV 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. CEB 15 All the days of the needy are hard, but a happy heart has a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. CEB 16 Better a little with fear of the LORD than a great treasure with turmoil. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil. CEB 17 Better a meal of greens with love than a plump calf with hate. NIV 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. CEB 18 Hotheads stir up conflict, but patient people calm down strife. NIV 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. CEB 19 The path of the lazy is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of those who do right is a clear road. NIV 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. CEB 20 A wise child brings joy to a father, but fools despise their mothers. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. CEB 21 Folly is joy to those who lack sense, but those with understanding walk straight ahead. NIV 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. CEB 22 Plans fail with no counsel, but with many counselors they succeed. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. CEB 23 To give an appropriate answer is a joy; how good is a word at the right time! NIV 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! CEB 24 For those with insight, life is an upward path, avoiding the grave below. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. CEB 25 The LORD snatches away the arrogant one's house, but he preserves the widow's boundaries. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. CEB 26 The LORD detests evil plans, but gracious words are pure. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. CEB 27 Those who acquire things unjustly gain trouble for their house, but those who hate bribes will live. NIV 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. CEB 28 The righteous heart reflects before answering, but the wicked mouth blurts out evil. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. CEB 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he listens to the prayers of the righteous. NIV 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. CEB 30 Bright eyes give joy to the heart; good news strengthens the bones. NIV 30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. CEB 31 The ear that listens to life-giving correction dwells among the wise. NIV 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. CEB 32 Those who refuse discipline despise themselves, but those who listen to correction gain understanding. NIV 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. CEB 33 The fear of the LORD is wise instruction, and humility comes before respect. NIV 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.