Proverbs Chapter 15 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 15:1

A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.

Proverbs 15:3

In every place are the eyes of Jehovah, Watching the evil and the good.

Proverbs 15:4

A healed tongue `is' a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 15:5

A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.

Proverbs 15:6

`In' the house of the righteous `is' abundant strength, And in the increase of the wicked -- trouble.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools `is' not right.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked `is' an abomination to Jehovah, And the prayer of the upright `is' His delight.

Proverbs 15:9

An abomination to Jehovah `is' the way of the wicked, And whoso is pursuing righteousness He loveth.

Proverbs 15:10

Chastisement `is' grievous to him who is forsaking the path, Whoso is hating reproof dieth.

Proverbs 15:11

Sheol and destruction `are' before Jehovah, Surely also the hearts of the sons of men.

Proverbs 15:12

A scorner loveth not his reprover, Unto the wise he goeth not.

Proverbs 15:13

A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.

Proverbs 15:14

The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted `are' evil, And gladness of heart `is' a perpetual banquet.

Proverbs 15:16

Better `is' a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.

Proverbs 15:17

Better `is' an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.

Proverbs 15:18

A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Proverbs 15:19

The way of the slothful `is' as a hedge of briers, And the path of the upright is raised up.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son rejoiceth a father. And a foolish man is despising his mother.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth `his' going.

Proverbs 15:22

Without counsel `is' the making void of purposes, And in a multitude of counsellors it is established.

Proverbs 15:23

Joy `is' to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season -- how good!

Proverbs 15:24

A path of life `is' on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath.

Proverbs 15:25

The house of the proud Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow.

Proverbs 15:26

An abomination to Jehovah `are' thoughts of wickedness, And pure `are' sayings of pleasantness.

Proverbs 15:27

A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.

Proverbs 15:28

The heart of the righteous meditateth to answer, And the mouth of the wicked uttereth evil things.

Proverbs 15:29

Far `is' Jehovah from the wicked, And the prayer of the righteous He heareth.

Proverbs 15:30

The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, A good report maketh fat the bone.

Proverbs 15:31

An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.

Proverbs 15:32

Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of Jehovah `is' the instruction of wisdom, And before honour `is' humility!