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Proverbs 15 (asv)

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15:1A soft answer turneth away wrath;

But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

15:2The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright;

But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

15:3The eyes of Jehovah are in every place,

Keeping watch upon the evil and the good.

15:4A gentle tongue is a tree of life;

But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

15:5A fool despiseth his father's correction;

But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.

15:6In the house of the righteous is much treasure;

But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

15:7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge;

But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

15:8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah;

But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

15:9The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah;

But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

15:10There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way;

And he that hateth reproof shall die.

15:11Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah:

How much more then the hearts of the children of men!

15:12A scoffer loveth not to be reproved;

He will not go unto the wise.

15:13A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance;

But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

15:14The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge;

But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.

15:15All the days of the afflicted are evil;

But he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast.

15:16Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah,

Than great treasure and trouble therewith.

15:17Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is,

Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

15:18A wrathful man stirreth up contention;

But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

15:19The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns;

But the path of the upright is made a highway.

15:20A wise son maketh a glad father;

But a foolish man despiseth his mother.

15:21Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom;

But a man of understanding maketh straight his going.

15:22Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed;

But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

15:23A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth;

And a word in due season, how good is it!

15:24To the wise the way of life goeth upward,

That he may depart from Sheol beneath.

15:25Jehovah will root up the house of the proud;

But he will establish the border of the widow.

15:26Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah;

But pleasant words are pure.

15:27He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house;

But he that hateth bribes shall live.

15:28The heart of the righteous studieth to answer;

But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

15:29Jehovah is far from the wicked;

But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

15:30The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart;

And good tidings make the bones fat.

15:31The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life

Shall abide among the wise.

15:32He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul;

But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.

15:33The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom;

And before honor goeth humility.


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