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Proverbs 15

15:1 A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.  15:2 The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.  15:3 In every place are the eyes of Jehovah, Watching the evil and the good.  15:4 A healed tongue [is] a tree of life, And perverseness in it--a breach in the spirit.  15:5 A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.  15:6 [ In] the house of the righteous [is] abundant strength, And in the increase of the wicked--trouble.  15:7 The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools [is] not right.  15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to Jehovah, And the prayer of the upright [is] His delight.  15:9 An abomination to Jehovah [is] the way of the wicked, And whoso is pursuing righteousness He loveth.  15:10 Chastisement [is] grievous to him who is forsaking the path, Whoso is hating reproof dieth.  15:11 Sheol and destruction [are] before Jehovah, Surely also the hearts of the sons of men.  15:12 A scorner loveth not his reprover, Unto the wise he goeth not.  15:13 A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.  15:14 The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly.  15:15 All the days of the afflicted [are] evil, And gladness of heart [is] a perpetual banquet.  15:16 Better [is] a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it. 15:17 Better [is] an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.  15:18 A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.  15:19 The way of the slothful [is] as a hedge of briers, And the path of the upright is raised up.  15:20 A wise son rejoiceth a father. And a foolish man is despising his mother.  15:21 Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth [his] going.  15:22 Without counsel [is] the making void of purposes, And in a multitude of counsellors it is established.  15:23 Joy [is] to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season--how good!  15:24 A path of life [is] on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath.  15:25 The house of the proud Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow.  15:26 An abomination to Jehovah [are] thoughts of wickedness, And pure [are] sayings of pleasantness.  15:27 A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.  15:28 The heart of the righteous meditateth to answer, And the mouth of the wicked uttereth evil things.  15:29 Far [is] Jehovah from the wicked, And the prayer of the righteous He heareth.  15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, A good report maketh fat the bone.  15:31 An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.  15:32 Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.  15:33 The fear of Jehovah [is] the instruction of wisdom, And before honour [is] humility! 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain