Proverbs Chapter 15 World English Bible

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 mouth 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.