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Proverbs 15 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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