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    Proverbs 15

    1 A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.ASV — Proverbs 15:1

    2 The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.ASV — Proverbs 15:2

    3 The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good.ASV — Proverbs 15:3

    4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.ASV — Proverbs 15:4

    5 A fool despiseth his father`s correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.ASV — Proverbs 15:5

    6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure; But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.ASV — Proverbs 15:6

    7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.ASV — Proverbs 15:7

    8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.ASV — Proverbs 15:8

    9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.ASV — Proverbs 15:9

    10 There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way; [And] he that hateth reproof shall die.ASV — Proverbs 15:10

    11 Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah: How much more then the hearts of the children of men!ASV — Proverbs 15:11

    12 A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.ASV — Proverbs 15:12

    13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.ASV — Proverbs 15:13

    14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge; But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.ASV — Proverbs 15:14

    15 All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart [hath] a continual feast.ASV — Proverbs 15:15

    16 Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith.ASV — Proverbs 15:16

    17 Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.ASV — Proverbs 15:17

    18 A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.ASV — Proverbs 15:18

    19 The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; But the path of the upright is made a highway.ASV — Proverbs 15:19

    20 A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.ASV — Proverbs 15:20

    21 Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding maketh straight his going.ASV — Proverbs 15:21

    22 Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.ASV — Proverbs 15:22

    23 A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!ASV — Proverbs 15:23

    24 To the wise the way of life [goeth] upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.ASV — Proverbs 15:24

    25 Jehovah will root up the house of the proud; But he will establish the border of the widow.ASV — Proverbs 15:25

    26 Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah; But pleasant words [are] pure.ASV — Proverbs 15:26

    27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.ASV — Proverbs 15:27

    28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.ASV — Proverbs 15:28

    29 Jehovah is far from the wicked; But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.ASV — Proverbs 15:29

    30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; [And] good tidings make the bones fat.ASV — Proverbs 15:30

    31 The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise.ASV — Proverbs 15:31

    32 He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.ASV — Proverbs 15:32

    33 The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom; And before honor [goeth] humility.ASV — Proverbs 15:33

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