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Proverbs 15 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
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The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
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A gentle[fn] tongue is a tree of life,
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A fool despises his father’s instruction,
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The lips of the wise spread knowledge;
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The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
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Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD;
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The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
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The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom,
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