Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answere putteth away wrath: but grieuous wordes stirre vp anger. Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise vseth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fooles babbleth out foolishnesse. Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lorde in euery place beholde the euill and the good. Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is as a tree of life: but the frowardnes therof is the breaking of ye minde. Proverbs 15:5 A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but he that regardeth correction, is prudent. Proverbs 15:6 The house of the righteous hath much treasure: but in the reuenues of the wicked is trouble. Proverbs 15:7 The lippes of the wise doe spread abroade knowledge: but ye heart of the foolish doth not so. Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the righteous is acceptable vnto him. Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination vnto the Lord: but he loueth him that followeth righteousnes. Proverbs 15:10 Instruction is euill to him that forsaketh the way, and he that hateth correction, shall die. Proverbs 15:11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the sonnes of men? Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loueth not him that rebuketh him, neither will he goe vnto the wise. Proverbs 15:13 A ioyfull heart maketh a chearefull countenance: but by the sorow of the heart the minde is heauie. Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him that hath vnderstanding, seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of the foole is fedde with foolishnes. Proverbs 15:15 All the dayes of the afflicted are euill: but a good conscience is a continuall feast. Proverbs 15:16 Better is a litle with the feare of the Lord, then great treasure, and trouble therewith. Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of greene herbes where loue is, then a stalled oxe and hatred therewith. Proverbs 15:18 An angrie man stirreth vp strife: but hee that is slowe to wrath, appeaseth strife. Proverbs 15:19 The way of a slouthfull man is as an hedge of thornes: but the way of the righteous is plaine. Proverbs 15:20 A wise sonne reioyceth the father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. Proverbs 15:21 Foolishnes is ioy to him that is destitute of vnderstanding: but a man of vnderstanding walketh vprightly. Proverbs 15:22 Without cousel thoughts come to nought: but in the multitude of counsellers there is stedfastnesse. Proverbs 15:23 A ioy commeth to a man by the answere of his mouth: and how good is a word in due seaso? Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is on high to the prudent, to auoyde from hell beneath. Proverbs 15:25 The Lorde will destroye the house of the proude men: but hee will stablish the borders of the widowe. Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of ye wicked are abomination to the Lord: but the pure haue pleasant wordes. Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedie of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth giftes, shall liue. Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answere: but the wicked mans mouth babbleth euil thinges. Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is farre off from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes reioyceth the heart, and a good name maketh the bones fat. Proverbs 15:31 The eare that hearkeneth to the correction of life, shall lodge among the wise. Proverbs 15:32 Hee that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that obeyeth correction, getteth vnderstanding. Proverbs 15:33 The feare of the Lord is the instruction of wisdome: and before honour, goeth humilitie.