Proverbs 15 01-33 ABV – Gentleness
A gentle answer turns away wrath, yet a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, yet the mouth of fools spits silliness.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, observing the evil and the good.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, yet perversion in it crushes the spirit.
A fool dispises his father’s instruction, yet he who regards reproof is sensible.
Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, yet trouble is in the income of the wicked.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, yet the hearts of fools are not so.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, yet the prayer of the upright is His delight.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, yet He loves one who pursues righteousness.
Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; he who hates reproof will die.
Sheol and Abaddon are before the Lord, how much more the hearts of men!
A mocker does not love one who reproves him, he will not go to the wise.
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, yet when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
The mind of the discerning seeks knowledge, yet the mouth of fools feeds on silliness.
All the days of the afflicted are bad, yet a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and turmoil with it.
Better is a meal of vegetables where love is than a fattened ox with hatred.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, yet the slow to anger calms a dispute.
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, yet the path of the upright is a made plain.
A wise son brings joy to his father, yet a foolish man despises his mother.
Silliness is joy to one who lacks sense, yet a man of understanding walks straight.
Without counsel, plans fail, yet with many advisors they succeed.
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and how good is a word at the proper time!
The path of life leads upward for the wise that he may keep away from Sheol below.
The Lord will tear down the house of the proud, yet He will establish the boundary of the widow.
Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord, yet pleasant words are pure.
He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house, yet he who hates bribes will live.
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, yet the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
The Lord is far from the wicked, yet He hears the prayer of the righteous.
Bright eyes gladden the heart; good news strenghthens on the bones.
The ear that listens the reproof of life will dwell among the wise.
He who neglects instruction despises his own soul, yet he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, and humility comes before honor.