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15 A asoft answer turns away wrath,
But ba harsh word stirs up anger.
cBut the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.
3 dThe eyes of the Lord are in every place,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
4 A 1wholesome tongue is a tree of life,
But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
5 eA fool despises his father’s instruction,
But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lips of the wise 3disperse knowledge,
But the heart of the fool does not do so.
8 gThe sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
But He loves him who hfollows righteousness.
10 iHarsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way,
And jhe who hates correction will die.
So how much more lthe hearts of the sons of men.
12 mA scoffer does not love one who corrects him,
Nor will he go to the wise.
But oby sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
pBut he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.
16 qBetter is a little with the fear of the Lord,
Than great treasure with trouble.
Than a fatted calf with hatred.
18 sA wrathful man stirs up strife,
But he who is slow to anger allays contention.
19 tThe way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns,
But the way of the upright is a highway.
20 uA wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish man despises his mother.
wBut a man of understanding walks uprightly.
22 xWithout counsel, plans go awry,
But in the multitude of counselors they are established.
24 zThe way of life winds upward for the wise,
25 bThe Lord will destroy the house of the proud,
But cHe will establish the boundary of the widow.
26 dThe thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
eBut the words of the pure are pleasant.
27 fHe who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,
But he who hates bribes will live.
28 The heart of the righteous gstudies how to answer,
But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
29 hThe Lord is far from the wicked,
But iHe hears the prayer of the righteous.
And a good report makes the bones 2healthy.
Will abide among the wise.
But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.
33 jThe fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom,
And kbefore honor is humility.
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