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Proverbs 15:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV)

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

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 15:1-2 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.

New International Version (NIV)

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Proverbs 15:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

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

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 15:4 Or healing
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Proverbs 15:4 New International Version (NIV)

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

New International Version (NIV)

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Proverbs 15:7 English Standard Version (ESV)

The lips of the wise spread knowledge;
    not so the hearts of fools.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 15:7 Or the hearts of fools are not steadfast
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Proverbs 15:7 New International Version (NIV)

The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
    but the hearts of fools are not upright.

New International Version (NIV)

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Proverbs 15:23 English Standard Version (ESV)

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

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 15:23 New International Version (NIV)

23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply
    and how good is a timely word!

New International Version (NIV)

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Proverbs 15:26 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
    but gracious words are pure.

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 15:26 New International Version (NIV)

26 The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked,
    but gracious words are pure in his sight.

New International Version (NIV)

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