Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 15

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

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!

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