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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!
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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.

 
 
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