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Proverbs 15:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

15 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
But a [a]harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge [b]acceptable,
But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
Watching the evil and the good.
A [c]soothing tongue is a tree of life,
But perversion in it [d]crushes the spirit.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 15:1 Lit painful
  2. Proverbs 15:2 Lit good
  3. Proverbs 15:4 Lit healing
  4. Proverbs 15:4 Lit is the crushing of the spirit
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Proverbs 15:1-4 New International Version (NIV)

15 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
    but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
    keeping watch on the wicked and the good.

The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

New International Version (NIV)

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