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Chapter 15

15:1 A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.

15:2 The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.

15:3 In every place are the eyes of Jehovah, Watching the evil and the good.

15:4 A healed tongue `is' a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- a breach in the spirit.

15:5 A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.

15:6 `In' the house of the righteous `is' abundant strength, And in the increase of the wicked -- trouble.

15:7 The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools `is' not right.

15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked `is' an abomination to Jehovah, And the prayer of the upright `is' His delight.

15:9 An abomination to Jehovah `is' the way of the wicked, And whoso is pursuing righteousness He loveth.

15:10 Chastisement `is' grievous to him who is forsaking the path, Whoso is hating reproof dieth.

15:11 Sheol and destruction `are' before Jehovah, Surely also the hearts of the sons of men.

15:12 A scorner loveth not his reprover, Unto the wise he goeth not.

15:13 A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.

15:14 The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly.

15:15 All the days of the afflicted `are' evil, And gladness of heart `is' a perpetual banquet.

15:16 Better `is' a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.

15:17 Better `is' an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.

15:18 A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.

15:19 The way of the slothful `is' as a hedge of briers, And the path of the upright is raised up.

15:20 A wise son rejoiceth a father. And a foolish man is despising his mother.

15:21 Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth `his' going.

15:22 Without counsel `is' the making void of purposes, And in a multitude of counsellors it is established.

15:23 Joy `is' to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season -- how good!

15:24 A path of life `is' on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath.

15:25 The house of the proud Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow.

15:26 An abomination to Jehovah `are' thoughts of wickedness, And pure `are' sayings of pleasantness.

15:27 A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.

15:28 The heart of the righteous meditateth to answer, And the mouth of the wicked uttereth evil things.

15:29 Far `is' Jehovah from the wicked, And the prayer of the righteous He heareth.

15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, A good report maketh fat the bone.

15:31 An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.

15:32 Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.

15:33 The fear of Jehovah `is' the instruction of wisdom, And before honour `is' humility!

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