Proverbs 15
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1A soft answer turns back fury, || And a grievous word raises up anger.

2The tongue of the wise makes knowledge good, || And the mouth of fools utters folly.

3The eyes of YHWH are in every place, || Watching the evil and the good.

4A healed tongue [is] a tree of life, || And perverseness in it—a breach in the spirit.

5A fool despises the instruction of his father, || And whoever is regarding reproof is prudent.

6Abundant strength [is in] the house of the righteous, || And in the increase of the wicked—trouble.

7The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, || And the heart of fools [is] not right.

8The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to YHWH, || And the prayer of the upright [is] His delight.

9The way of the wicked [is] an abomination to YHWH, || And He loves whoever is pursuing righteousness.

10Discipline [is] grievous to him who is forsaking the path, || Whoever is hating reproof dies.

11Sheol and destruction [are] before YHWH, || Surely also the hearts of the sons of men.

12A scorner does not love his reprover, || He does not go to the wise.

13A joyful heart makes the face glad, || And the spirit is struck by grief of heart.

14The heart of the intelligent seeks knowledge, || And the mouth of fools enjoys folly.

15All the days of the afflicted [are] evil, || And gladness of heart [is] a perpetual banquet.

16Better [is] a little with the fear of YHWH, || Than much treasure, and tumult with it.

17Better [is] an allowance of green herbs and love there, || Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.

18A man of fury stirs up contention, || And the slow to anger appeases strife.

19The way of the slothful [is] as a hedge of briers, || And the path of the upright is raised up.

20A wise son makes a father glad. And a foolish man is despising his mother.

21Folly is joy to one lacking heart, || And a man of intelligence directs [his] going.

22The making void of purposes [is] without counsel, || And in a multitude of counselors it is established.

23Joy [is] to a man in the answer of his mouth, || And a word in its season—how good!

24A path of life [is] on high for the wise, || To turn aside from Sheol beneath.

25YHWH pulls down the house of the proud, || And He sets up the border of the widow.

26Thoughts of wickedness [are] an abomination to YHWH, || And sayings of pleasantness [are] pure.

27A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, || And whoever is hating gifts lives.

28The heart of the righteous meditates to answer, || And the mouth of the wicked utters evil things.

29YHWH [is] far from the wicked, || And He hears the prayer of the righteous.

30The light of the eyes makes the heart glad, || A good report makes the bone fat.

31An ear that is hearing the reproof of life || Lodges among the wise.

32Whoever is refusing instruction is despising his soul, || And whoever is hearing reproof || Is getting understanding.

33The fear of YHWH [is] the instruction of wisdom, || And humility [is] before honor!

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