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Proverbs 15


Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

Proverbs 15:1   A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:2   The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
Proverbs 15:3   The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.
Proverbs 15:4   A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:5   A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.
Proverbs 15:6   Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.
Proverbs 15:7   The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.
Proverbs 15:8   The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
Proverbs 15:9   The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness.
Proverbs 15:10   Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.
Proverbs 15:11   Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!
Proverbs 15:12   A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
Proverbs 15:13   A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 15:14   The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
Proverbs 15:15   All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:16   Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
Proverbs 15:17   Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.
Proverbs 15:18   A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
Proverbs 15:19   The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, 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 him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
Proverbs 15:22   Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.
Proverbs 15:23   A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!
Proverbs 15:24   The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.
Proverbs 15:25   The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
Proverbs 15:26   Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.
Proverbs 15:27   He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
Proverbs 15:28   The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
Proverbs 15:29   The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs 15:30   Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.
Proverbs 15:31   He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.
Proverbs 15:32   He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
Proverbs 15:33   The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.
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