Chapter Fifteen

1 ¶ A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

2 ¶ The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

3 ¶ The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

4 ¶ A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

5 ¶ A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

6 ¶ In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

7 ¶ The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

8 ¶ The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

9 ¶ The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

10 ¶ Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

11 ¶ Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

12 ¶ A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

13 ¶ A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

14 ¶ The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

15 ¶ All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

16 ¶ Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

18 ¶ A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

19 ¶ The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

20 ¶ A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

21 ¶ Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

22 ¶ Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

23 ¶ A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

24 ¶ The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

25 ¶ The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

26 ¶ The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

27 ¶ He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

28 ¶ The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

29 ¶ The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

30 ¶ The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

31 ¶ The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

32 ¶ He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

33 ¶ The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

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