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15 A gentle answer turns away anger,v

but a harsh word stirs up wrath.w

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,

but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.x

The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,

observing the wicked and the good.y

The tongue that heals is a tree of life,z

but a devious tongueC breaks the spirit.

A fool despises his father’s discipline,

but a person who accepts correction is sensible.aa

The house of the righteous has great wealth,

but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.

The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,

but not so the heart of fools.

The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the Lord,a

but the prayer of the upright is his delight.b

The Lord detests the way of the wicked,

but he loves the one who pursues righteousness.c

10 Discipline is harsh for the one who leaves the path;

the one who hates correction will die.

11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lordd

how much more, human hearts.e

12 A mocker doesn’t love one who corrects him;f

he will not consult the wise.

13 A joyful heart makes a face cheerful,

but a sad heart produces a broken spirit.g

14 A discerning mind seeks knowledge,h

but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.i

15 All the days of the oppressed are miserable,

but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord

than great treasure with turmoil.j

17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love

than a fattened oxk with hatred.l

18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,m

but one slow to angern calms strife.

19 A slacker’s way is like a thorny hedge,

but the path of the upright is a highway.o

20 A wise son brings joy to his father,

but a foolish man despises his mother.p

21 Foolishness brings joy to one without sense,

but a person with understanding walks a straight path.q

22 Plans fail when there is no counsel,

but with many advisers they succeed.r

23 A person takes joy in giving an answer;A

and a timely word—how good that is!s

24 For the prudent the path of life leads upward,

so that he may avoid going down to Sheol.

25 The Lord tears apart the house of the proud,

but he protects the widow’s territory.t

26 The Lord detests the plans of the one who is evil,

but pleasant words are pure.u

27 The one who profits dishonestlyv troubles his household,

but the one who hates bribes will live.w

28 The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering,x

but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.y

29 The Lord is far from the wicked,z

but he hears the prayer of the righteous.aa

30 Bright eyes cheer the heart;

good news strengthensB the bones.ab

31 One whoC listens to life-giving rebukesac

will be at home among the wise.

32 Anyone who ignores discipline despises himself,ad

but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.A,a

33 The fear of the Lord is what wisdom teaches,

and humility comes before honor.b


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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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