Proverbs, Chapter 15 - The Power of Wisdom and Humility

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Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools gush out folly.
Proverbs 15:3
Yahweh’s eyes are everywhere, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Proverbs 15:4
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:5
A fool despises his father’s correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
Proverbs 15:6
In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.
Proverbs 15:7
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.
Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Proverbs 15:9
The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.
Proverbs 15:10
There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way. Whoever hates reproof shall die.
Proverbs 15:11
Sheol and Abaddon are before Yahweh— how much more then the hearts of the children of men!
Proverbs 15:12
A scoffer doesn’t love to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.
Proverbs 15:13
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but an aching heart breaks the spirit.
Proverbs 15:14
The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:16
Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.
Proverbs 15:17
Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.
Proverbs 15:18
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.
Proverbs 15:19
The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, but the path of the upright is a highway.
Proverbs 15:20
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Proverbs 15:21
Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.
Proverbs 15:22
Where there is no counsel, plans fail; but in a multitude of counselors they are established.
Proverbs 15:23
Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!
Proverbs 15:24
The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.
Proverbs 15:25
Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow’s borders intact.
Proverbs 15:26
Yahweh detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the thoughts of the pure are pleasing.
Proverbs 15:27
He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.
Proverbs 15:28
The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.
Proverbs 15:29
Yahweh is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs 15:30
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 15:31
The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.
Proverbs 15:32
He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
Proverbs 15:33
The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.

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