Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer, turneth away wrath, but a cutting word raiseth anger. Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise, adorneth knowledge,but, the mouth of dullards, belcheth out folly. Proverbs 15:3 In every place, are the eyes of Yahweh, observing the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:4 Gentleness of the tongue, is a tree of life, but, crookedness therein, a grievous wound in the spirit. Proverbs 15:5 A foolish [son], spurneth the correction of his father, but, he that heedeth a reproof, sheweth prudence. Proverbs 15:6 The household of the righteous man, is a great treasure, but, in the increase of the lawless, is disturbance. Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise, scatter abroad knowledge, but, the heart of dullards, is not right. Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of lawless men, is an abomination to Yahweh, but, the prayer of the upright, is his delight. Proverbs 15:9 An abomination to Yahweh, is the way of the lawless, but, the pursuer of righteousness, he loveth. Proverbs 15:10 There is, grievous correction, for him that forsaketh the right path, He that hateth rebuke, shall die. Proverbs 15:11 Hades and destruction, are before Yahweh, how much more then, the hearts of the sons of men. Proverbs 15:12 A scoffer, loveth not, one who reproveth him, unto the wise, doth he not go. Proverbs 15:13 A joyful heart, maketh a pleasing countenance,but, in sorrow of heart, is a stricken spirit. Proverbs 15:14 The heart of the intelligent, seeketh knowledge, but, the mouth of dullards, feedeth on folly. Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted, are sorrowful, but, a cheerful heart, is a continual banquet. Proverbs 15:16 Better is a little, with the reverence of Yahweh, than great treasure, and disquietude therewith. Proverbs 15:17 Better is an allowance of herbs, and love, there, than a fatted ox, and hatred therewith. Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man, stirreth up strife, but, he that is slow to anger, calmeth contention. Proverbs 15:19 The way of the sluggard, is like a thorn hedge, but, the path of the upright, is a raised road. Proverbs 15:20 A wise son, maketh a glad father,but, a dullard, despiseth his own mother. Proverbs 15:21 Folly, is joy to him that lacketh sense,but, a man of understanding, taketh a straight course. Proverbs 15:22 Plans, are frustrated, for lack of consultation, but, by the multitude of counselors, shall counsel, be established. Proverbs 15:23 A man hath joy, in the answer of his own mouth, and, a word in its season,how good! Proverbs 15:24 The way of life, is upwards to the prudent, that he may depart from hades beneath. Proverbs 15:25 The house of proud men, will Yahweh tear down, but he will maintain the boundary of the widow. Proverbs 15:26 An abomination to Yahweh, are the plottings of the wicked, but, with the pure, are sayings of sweetness. Proverbs 15:27 He, troubleth his own house, who graspeth with greed, but, he that hateth gifts, shall live. Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous, studieth to answer, but, the mouth of the lawless, belcheth out mischiefs. Proverbs 15:29 Far off is Yahweh, from the lawless, but, the prayer of the righteous, will he hear. Proverbs 15:30 The sparkling of bright eyes, rejoiceth the heart, Good news, giveth marrow to the bones. Proverbs 15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof which giveth life, in the midst of the wise, shall remain. Proverbs 15:32 He that declineth correction, despiseth his own soul, but, he that heareth reproof, gaineth sense. Proverbs 15:33 The reverence of Yahweh, is the correction of wisdom, and, before honour, is humility.