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Proverbs 15 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:1 - A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:2 - The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:3 - The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:4 - A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:5 - A fool despises his father's instruction, but he who heeds admonition is prudent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:6 - In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:7 - The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the minds of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:8 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:9 - The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:10 - There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way; he who hates reproof will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:11 - Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, how much more the hearts of men!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:12 - A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:13 - A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:14 - The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:15 - All the days of the afflicted are evil, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:16 - Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:17 - Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:18 - A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:19 - The way of a sluggard is overgrown with thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:20 - A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:21 - Folly is a joy to him who has no sense, but a man of understanding walks aright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:22 - Without counsel plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:23 - To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:24 - The wise man's path leads upward to life, that he may avoid Sheol beneath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:25 - The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but maintains the widow's boundaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:26 - The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, the words of the pure are pleasing to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:27 - He who is greedy for unjust gain makes trouble for his household, but he who hates bribes will live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:28 - The mind of the righteous ponders 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 - The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:31 - He whose ear heeds wholesome admonition will abide among the wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:32 - He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who heeds admonition gains understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:33 - The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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