Proverbs 15Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
15 ¶ A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
2 ¶ The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.
3 ¶ The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding those who are evil and those who are good.
4 ¶ The wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 ¶ The fool despises his father’s chastening, but he that regards reproof shall become prudent.
6 ¶ In the house of the righteous is much provision, but in the fruit of the wicked is trouble.
7 ¶ The lips of the wise disperse wisdom, but the heart of the foolish does 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 loves him that follows after righteousness.
10 ¶ Chastening is grievous unto him that forsakes the way, but he that hates reproof shall die.
11 ¶ Sheol and hell are before the LORD; how much more then the hearts of men?
12 ¶ The scorner does not love the one that reproves him, neither will he go unto the wise.
13 ¶ A joyful heart makes a beautiful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is abated.
14 ¶ The heart of him that has understanding seeks wisdom, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
15 ¶ All the days of the poor are difficult, but he that is of a good heart has 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 vegetables where love is than a fatted calf and hatred therewith.
18 ¶ A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.
19 ¶ The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the righteous is made plain.
20 ¶ The wise son makes a glad father, but the foolish man despises his mother.
21 ¶ Folly is joy to him that is destitute of understanding, but the man who is intelligent walks uprightly.
22 ¶ Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
23 ¶ A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!
24 ¶ The way of life is uphill to the wise, that he may separate himself from Sheol below.
25 ¶ The LORD will destroy the house of the proud, but he will establish the inheritance of the widow.
26 ¶ The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but the speech of the pure is pure.
27 ¶ He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.
28 ¶ The heart of the righteous studies to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
29 ¶ The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 ¶ The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones fat.
31 ¶ The ear that hears the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.
32 ¶ He that refuses chastening despises his own soul, but he that hears reproof has an understanding heart.
33 ¶ The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honour is humility.
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