Proverbs 14

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The Proverbs

Chapter 15

1

A soft answer turneth55 away wrath: but grievous words stir up55 anger.

2

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright:55 but the mouth of fools poureth out55 foolishness.

3

The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding6 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 despiseth4 his father's instruction: but he that regardeth6 reproof is prudent.55

6

In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.12

7

The lips of the wise disperse17 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 loveth4 him that followeth18 after righteousness.

10

Correction [is] grievous unto him that forsaketh6 the way: [and] he that hateth6 reproof shall die.4

11

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

12

A scorner5 loveth4 not one that reproveth53 him: neither will he go4 unto the wise.

13

A merry heart maketh a cheerful55 countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

14

The heart of him that hath understanding12 seeketh17 knowledge: but the mouth 6440 of fools feedeth4 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 stalled7 ox and hatred therewith.

18

A wrathful man stirreth up17 strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth55 strife.

19

The way of the slothful [man is] as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain.7

20

A wise son maketh a glad17 father: but a foolish man despiseth6 his mother.

21

Folly [is] joy to [him that is] destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh2 uprightly.17

22

Without counsel purposes are disappointed:53 but in the multitude of counsellors6 they are established.4

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,56 that he may depart2 from hell beneath.

25

The LORD will destroy4 the house of the proud: but he will establish55 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 greedy6 of gain troubleth6 his own house; but he that hateth6 gifts shall live.4

28

The heart of the righteous studieth4 to answer:2 but the mouth of the wicked poureth out55 evil things.

29

The LORD [is] far from the wicked: but he heareth4 the prayer of the righteous.

30

The light of the eyes rejoiceth17 the heart: [and] a good report maketh the bones fat.17

31

The ear that heareth6 the reproof of life abideth4 among the wise.

32

He that refuseth6 instruction despiseth6 his own soul: but he that heareth6 reproof getteth6 understanding.

33

The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.

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