Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answere turneth away wrath: but grieuous words stirre vp anger. Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise, vseth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fooles, powreth out foolishnes. Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD [are] in euery place, beholding the euill & the good. Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but peruersnesse therein [is] a breach in the spirit. Proverbs 15:5 A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but hee that regardeth reproofe, [is] prudent. Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the reuenues of the wicked is trouble. Proverbs 15:7 The lippes of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish, [doeth] not so. Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the vpright [is] his delight. Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked [is] an abomination vnto the LORD: but he loueth him that followeth after righteousnes. Proverbs 15:10 Correction [is] grieuous vnto him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproofe, shall die. Proverbs 15:11 Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then, the hearts of the children of men? Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loueth not one that reproueth him: neither will he goe vnto the wise. Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerefull countenance: but by sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him that hath vnderstanding, seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fooles feedeth on foolishnesse. Proverbs 15:15 All the dayes of the afflicted [are] euill: but he that is of a merry heart, hath a continuall feast. Proverbs 15:16 Better [is] little with the feare of the LORD, then great treasure, and trouble therewith. Proverbs 15:17 Better [is] a dinner of herbes where loue is, then a stalled oxe, and hatred therewith. Proverbs 15:18 A wrathfull man stirreth vp strife: but he that is slow to anger, appeaseth strife. Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slouthfull man [is] as an hedge of thornes: but the way of the righteous [is] made plaine. Proverbs 15:20 A wise sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. Proverbs 15:21 Folly [is] ioy to him that is destitute of wisedome: but a man of vnderstanding walketh vprightly. Proverbs 15:22 Without counsell, purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellours they are established. Proverbs 15:23 A man [hath] ioy by the answere of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good is it? Proverbs 15:24 The way of life [is] aboue to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. Proverbs 15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but the [wordes] of the pure, [are] pleasant words. Proverbs 15:27 Hee that is greedy of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth gifts, shall liue. Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answere: but the mouth of the wicked, powreth out euil things. Proverbs 15:29 The LORD [is] farre from the wicked: but hee heareth the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes reioyceth the heart: [and] a good report maketh the bones fat. Proverbs 15:31 The eare that heareth the reproofe of life, abideth among the wise. Proverbs 15:32 He that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that heareth reproofe, getteth vnderstanding. Proverbs 15:33 The feare of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisedome; and before honour [is] humilitie.