Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 15

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Proverbs 15

CSB 1 A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. NIV 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. CSB 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness. NIV 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. CSB 3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, observing the wicked and the good. NIV 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. CSB 4 The tongue that heals is a tree of life, but a devious tongue breaks the spirit. NIV 4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. CSB 5 A fool despises his father's instruction, but a person who heeds correction is sensible. NIV 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. CSB 6 The house of the righteous has great wealth, but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked. NIV 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. CSB 7 The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools. NIV 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. CSB 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable 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. CSB 9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but He loves the one who pursues righteousness. NIV 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. CSB 10 Discipline is harsh for the one who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. NIV 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. CSB 11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord - how much more, human hearts. NIV 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts! CSB 12 A mocker doesn't love one who corrects him; he will not consult the wise. NIV 12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. CSB 13 A joyful heart makes a face cheerful, but a sad heart [produces] a broken spirit. NIV 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. CSB 14 A discerning mind 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. CSB 15 All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast. NIV 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. CSB 16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure with turmoil. NIV 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil. CSB 17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. NIV 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. CSB 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict, but a man slow to anger calms strife. NIV 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. CSB 19 A slacker's way is like a thorny hedge, but the path 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. CSB 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish one despises his mother. NIV 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. CSB 21 Foolishness brings joy to one without sense, but a man with understanding walks a straight path. NIV 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. CSB 22 Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. NIV 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. CSB 23 A man takes joy in giving an answer; and a timely word-how good that is! NIV 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! CSB 24 For the discerning the path of life leads upward, so that he may avoid going down to Sheol. NIV 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. CSB 25 The Lord destroys the house of the proud, but He protects the widow's territory. NIV 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. CSB 26 The Lord detests the plans of an evil man, but pleasant words are pure. NIV 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. CSB 27 The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household, but the one who hates bribes will live. NIV 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. CSB 28 The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things. NIV 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. CSB 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. CSB 30 Bright eyes cheer 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. CSB 31 An ear that listens to life-giving rebukes will be at home among the wise. NIV 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. CSB 32 Anyone who ignores instruction despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense. NIV 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. CSB 33 The fear of the Lord is wisdom's instruction, and humility comes before honor. NIV 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

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