Proverbs 15 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
15 A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.
2 The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.
3 The eyes of the Lord in every place behold the good and the evil.
4 A peaceable tongue is a tree of life: but that which is immoderate, shall crush the spirit.
5 A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out.
6 The house of the just is very much strength: and in the fruits of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike.
8 The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: he that followeth justice is beloved by him.
10 Instruction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way of life: he that hateth reproof shall die.
11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?
12 A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.
13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down.
14 The heart of the wise seeketh instruction: and the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15 All the days of the poor are evil: a secure mind is like a continual feast.
16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content,
17 It is better to be invited to herbs with love, than to a fatted calf with hatred.
18 A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.
19 The way of the slothful is as a hedge of thorns; the way of the just is without offence.
20 A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother.
21 Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps.
22 Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where there are many counsellors, they are established.
23 A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best.
24 The path of life is above for the wise, that he may decline from the lowest hell.
25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow.
26 Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.
28 The mind of the just studieth obedience: the mouth of the wicked over floweth with evils.
29 The Lord is far from the wicked: and he will hear the prayers of the just.
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul: a good name maketh the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise.
32 He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof possesseth understanding.
33 The fear of the Lord is the lesson of wisdom: and humility goeth before glory.
Proverbs 15 New International Version (NIV)
15 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,
9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked,
10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
11 Death and Destruction[a] lie open before the Lord—
12 Mockers resent correction,
13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched,
16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord
17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love
18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,
20 A wise son brings joy to his father,
21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,
22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,
23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—
24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent
25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud,
26 The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked,
27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
29 The Lord is far from the wicked,
30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart,
31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction
32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,