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Proverbs 15 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:1 - A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:2 - The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:3 - The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on those who are evil and those who are good.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:4 - Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree, but a perverse tongue breaks the spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:5 - A fool rejects his father's discipline, but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:6 - In the house of the righteous is abundant wealth, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:7 - The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:8 - The LORD abhors the sacrifices of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:9 - The LORD abhors the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:10 - Severe discipline is for the one who abandons the way; the one who hates reproof will die.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:11 - Death and Destruction are before the LORD - how much more the hearts of humans!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:12 - The scorner does not love one who corrects him; he will not go to the wise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:13 - A joyful heart makes the face cheerful, but by a painful heart the spirit is broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:14 - The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:15 - All the days of the afflicted are bad, but one with a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:16 - Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth and turmoil with it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:17 - Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox where there is hatred.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:18 - A quick-tempered person stirs up dissension, but one who is slow to anger calms a quarrel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:19 - The way of the sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is like a highway.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:20 - A wise child brings joy to his father, but a foolish person despises his mother.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:21 - Folly is a joy to one who lacks sense, but one who has understanding follows an upright course.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:22 - Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with abundant advisers they are established.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:23 - A person has joy in giving an appropriate answer, and a word at the right time - how good it is!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:24 - The path of life is upward for the wise person, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:25 - The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he maintains the boundaries of the widow.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:26 - The LORD abhors the plans of the wicked, but pleasant words are pure.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:27 - The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:28 - The heart of the righteous considers how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:29 - The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:30 - A bright look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the body.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:31 - The person who hears the reproof that leads to life is at home among the wise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:32 - The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:33 - The fear of the LORD provides wise instruction, and before honor comes humility.

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