1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
15:1 ¶ A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.
15:2 The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.
15:4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.
15:5 A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.
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.
15:10 There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way; [And] he that hateth reproof shall die.
15:12 A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.
15:13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge; But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.
15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart [hath] a continual feast.
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 contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
15:19 The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; But the path of the upright is made a highway.
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 void of wisdom; But a man of understanding maketh straight his going.
15:22 Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
15:23 A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!
15:24 To the wise the way of life [goeth] upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.
15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.
15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; [And] good tidings make the bones fat.
15:31 The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise.
15:32 He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.
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