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Proverbs 15 (WEBP)

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

Proverbs 15:11 Sheol is the place of the dead.
Proverbs 15:24 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 15 (KJVS)

[1] A soft H7390 answer H4617 turneth H7725 (8686) away wrath H2534: but grievous H6089 words H1697 stir up H5927 (8686) anger H639.
[2] The tongue H3956 of the wise H2450 useth knowledge H1847 aright H3190 (8686): but the mouth H6310 of fools H3684 poureth out H5042 (8686) foolishness H200.
[3] The eyes H5869 of the LORD H3068 [are] in every place H4725, beholding H6822 (8802) the evil H7451 and the good H2896.
[4] A wholesome H4832 tongue H3956 [is] a tree H6086 of life H2416: but perverseness H5558 therein [is] a breach H7667 in the spirit H7307.
[5] A fool H191 despiseth H5006 (8799) his father’s H1 instruction H4148: but he that regardeth H8104 (8802) reproof H8433 is prudent H6191 (8686).
[6] In the house H1004 of the righteous H6662 [is] much H7227 treasure H2633: but in the revenues H8393 of the wicked H7563 is trouble H5916 (8737).
[7] The lips H8193 of the wise H2450 disperse H2219 (8762) knowledge H1847: but the heart H3820 of the foolish H3684 [doeth] not so.
[8] The sacrifice H2077 of the wicked H7563 [is] an abomination H8441 to the LORD H3068: but the prayer H8605 of the upright H3477 [is] his delight H7522.
[9] The way H1870 of the wicked H7563 [is] an abomination H8441 unto the LORD H3068: but he loveth H157 (8799) him that followeth H7291 (8764) after righteousness H6666.
[10] Correction H4148 [is] grievous H7451 unto him that forsaketh H5800 (8802) the way H734: [and] he that hateth H8130 (8802) reproof H8433 shall die H4191 (8799).
[11] Hell H7585 and destruction H11 [are] before the LORD H3068: how much more then the hearts H3826 of the children H1121 of men H120?
[12] A scorner H3887 (8801) loveth H157 (8799) not one that reproveth H3198 (8687) him: neither will he go H3212 (8799) unto the wise H2450.
[13] A merry H8056 heart H3820 maketh a cheerful H3190 (8686) countenance H6440: but by sorrow H6094 of the heart H3820 the spirit H7307 is broken H5218.
[14] The heart H3820 of him that hath understanding H995 (8737) seeketh H1245 (8762) knowledge H1847: but the mouth H6310 (8675) H6440 of fools H3684 feedeth H7462 (8799) on foolishness H200.
[15] All the days H3117 of the afflicted H6041 [are] evil H7451: but he that is of a merry H2896 heart H3820 [hath] a continual H8548 feast H4960.
[16] Better H2896 [is] little H4592 with the fear H3374 of the LORD H3068 than great H7227 treasure H214 and trouble H4103 therewith.
[17] Better H2896 [is] a dinner H737 of herbs H3419 where love H160 is, than a stalled H75 (8803) ox H7794 and hatred H8135 therewith.
[18] A wrathful H2534 man H376 stirreth up H1624 (8762) strife H4066: but [he that is] slow H750 to anger H639 appeaseth H8252 (8686) strife H7379.
[19] The way H1870 of the slothful H6102 [man is] as an hedge H4881 of thorns H2312: but the way H734 of the righteous H3477 [is] made plain H5549 (8803).
[20] A wise H2450 son H1121 maketh a glad H8055 (8762) father H1: but a foolish H3684 man H120 despiseth H959 (8802) his mother H517.
[21] Folly H200 [is] joy H8057 to [him that is] destitute H2638 of wisdom H3820: but a man H376 of understanding H8394 walketh H3212 (8800) uprightly H3474 (8762).
[22] Without counsel H5475 purposes H4284 are disappointed H6565 (8687): but in the multitude H7230 of counsellors H3289 (8802) they are established H6965 (8799).
[23] A man H376 hath joy H8057 by the answer H4617 of his mouth H6310: and a word H1697 [spoken] in due season H6256, how good H2896 [is it]!
[24] The way H734 of life H2416 [is] above H4605 to the wise H7919 (8688), that he may depart H5493 (8800) from hell H7585 beneath H4295.
[25] The LORD H3068 will destroy H5255 (8799) the house H1004 of the proud H1343: but he will establish H5324 (8686) the border H1366 of the widow H490.
[26] The thoughts H4284 of the wicked H7451 [are] an abomination H8441 to the LORD H3068: but [the words] of the pure H2889 [are] pleasant H5278 words H561.
[27] He that is greedy H1214 (8802) of gain H1215 troubleth H5916 (8802) his own house H1004; but he that hateth H8130 (8802) gifts H4979 shall live H2421 (8799).
[28] The heart H3820 of the righteous H6662 studieth H1897 (8799) to answer H6030 (8800): but the mouth H6310 of the wicked H7563 poureth H5042 (8686) out evil things H7451.
[29] The LORD H3068 [is] far H7350 from the wicked H7563: but he heareth H8085 (8799) the prayer H8605 of the righteous H6662.
[30] The light H3974 of the eyes H5869 rejoiceth H8055 (8762) the heart H3820: [and] a good H2896 report H8052 maketh H1878 the bones H6106 fat H1878 (8762).
[31] The ear H241 that heareth H8085 (8802) the reproof H8433 of life H2416 abideth H3885 (8799) among H7130 the wise H2450.
[32] He that refuseth H6544 (8802) instruction H4148 despiseth H3988 (8802) his own soul H5315: but he that heareth H8085 (8802) reproof H8433 getteth H7069 (8802) understanding H3820.
[33] The fear H3374 of the LORD H3068 [is] the instruction H4148 of wisdom H2451; and before H6440 honour H3519 [is] humility H6038.

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 15 (YLT)

[1] A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.
[2] The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.
[3] In every place are the eyes of Jehovah, Watching the evil and the good.
[4] A healed tongue is a tree of life, And perverseness in it-a breach in the spirit.
[5] A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.
[6] In the house of the righteous is abundant strength, And in the increase of the wicked-trouble.
[7] The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools is not right.
[8] The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah, And the prayer of the upright is His delight.
[9] An abomination to Jehovah is the way of the wicked, And whoso is pursuing righteousness He loveth.
[10] Chastisement is grievous to him who is forsaking the path, Whoso is hating reproof dieth.
[11] Sheol and destruction are before Jehovah, Surely also the hearts of the sons of men.
[12] A scorner loveth not his reprover, Unto the wise he goeth not.
[13] A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.
[14] The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly.
[15] All the days of the afflicted are evil, And gladness of heart is a perpetual banquet.
[16] Better is a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.
[17] Better is an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.
[18] A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.
[19] The way of the slothful is as a hedge of briers, And the path of the upright is raised up.
[20] A wise son rejoiceth a father. And a foolish man is despising his mother.
[21] Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth his going.
[22] Without counsel is the making void of purposes, And in a multitude of counsellors it is established.
[23] Joy is to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season-how good!
[24] A path of life is on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath.
[25] The house of the proud Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow.
[26] An abomination to Jehovah are thoughts of wickedness, And pure are sayings of pleasantness.
[27] A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.
[28] The heart of the righteous meditateth to answer, And the mouth of the wicked uttereth evil things.
[29] Far is Jehovah from the wicked, And the prayer of the righteous He heareth.
[30] The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, A good report maketh fat the bone.
[31] An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.
[32] Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.
[33] The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom, And before honour is humility!