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Proverbs 15

15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. (15:1-7) "A soft answer turn away wrath" and other nice proverbs about speech.

(15:1) "A soft answer turneth away wrath."

(15:2) "The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness."

(15:3) "The eyes of the Lord are in every place."
Does God know everything?.

(15:4) "A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit."

(15:6) "In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble."
Is wealth a sign of righteousness or of wickedness?
Has there ever been a righteous person?

(15:7) "The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so."

15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
15:5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (15:13-15) Happiness and understanding.

(15:13) "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken."

(15:14) "The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness."

(15:15) "All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast."

15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. (15:17-21) Food, anger, sloth, and wisdom.

(15:17) "Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith."

(15:18) "A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife."

(15:19a) "The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns."

(15:19b) "The way of the righteous is made plain."
Has there ever been a righteous person?

(15:20) "A wise son maketh a glad father."

(15:21) "Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom."

15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. (15:28-29)

(15:28) "The heart of the righteous studieth to answer." Has there ever been a righteous person?

(15:29) "The Lord ... heareth the prayer of the righteous." Has there ever been a righteous person?

(15:30) "A good report maketh the bones fat"

15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. (15:31-32)

(15:31) "The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise."

(15:32) "He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding."

15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility. (15:33)
"The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom."
Should we fear God?

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