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Proverbs 15:1-2 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Proverbs 15:1-2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 A soft answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge,[a]
    but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 15:2 Cn: Heb makes knowledge good
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 15:4 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The tongue that heals is a tree of life,
but a devious tongue[a] breaks the spirit.

Footnotes:

  1. 15:4 Lit but crookedness in it
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Proverbs 15:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A gentle tongue is a tree of life,
    but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 15:7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,
but not so the heart of fools.

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Proverbs 15:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The lips of the wise spread knowledge;
    not so the minds of fools.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 15:23 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

23 A person takes joy in giving an answer;[a]
and a timely word—how good that is!

Footnotes:

  1. 15:23 Lit in an answer of his mouth
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Proverbs 15:23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 To make an apt answer is a joy to anyone,
    and a word in season, how good it is!

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 15:26 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

26 The Lord detests the plans of the one who is evil,
but pleasant words are pure.

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Proverbs 15:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord,
    but gracious words are pure.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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