Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

15 A (A)gentle answer turns away wrath,
But a [a](B)harsh word stirs up anger.
The (C)tongue of the wise makes knowledge [b]acceptable,
But the (D)mouth of fools spouts folly.
The (E)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.

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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

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