Proverbs Chapter 15
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A soft answere turneth away wrath: but grieuous words stirre vp anger.1
The tongue of the wise, vseth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fooles, powreth out foolishnes.2
The eyes of the Lord are in euery place, beholding the euill & the good.3
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but peruersnesse therein is a breach in the spirit.4
A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but hee that regardeth reproofe, is prudent.5
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the reuenues of the wicked is trouble.
The lippes of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish, doeth not so.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the vpright is his delight.8
The way of the wicked is an abomination vnto the Lord: but he loueth him that followeth after righteousnes.
Correction is grieuous vnto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproofe, shall die.10
Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then, the hearts of the children of men?11
The fooles ioy.
A scorner loueth not one that reproueth him: neither will he goe vnto the wise.
A merry heart maketh a cheerefull countenance: but by sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken.13
The heart of him that hath vnderstanding, seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fooles feedeth on foolishnesse.
All the dayes of the afflicted are euill: but he that is of a merry heart, hath a continuall feast.
Better is little with the feare of the Lord, then great treasure, and trouble therewith.16
Better is a dinner of herbes where loue is, then a stalled oxe, and hatred therewith.17
A wrathfull man stirreth vp strife: but he that is slow to anger, appeaseth strife.18
The way of the slouthfull man is as an hedge of thornes: but the way of the righteous is made plaine.19
A wise sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.20
Folly is ioy to him that is destitute of wisedome: but a man of vnderstanding walketh vprightly.21
Without counsell, purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellours they are established.22
A man hath ioy by the answere of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it?23
The way of life is aboue to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.24
The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.25
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the wordes of the pure, are pleasant words.26
Hee that is greedy of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth gifts, shall liue.
The heart of the righteous studieth to answere: but the mouth of the wicked, powreth out euil things.
The Lord is farre from the wicked: but hee heareth the prayer of the righteous.29
The light of the eyes reioyceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
A iust weight.
The eare that heareth the reproofe of life, abideth among the wise.
He that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that heareth reproofe, getteth vnderstanding.32
The feare of the Lord is the instruction of wisedome; and before honour is humilitie.33
Proverbs Chapter 15 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Chap. 25. 14.
2 Hebr. belcheth or bubbleth. , Verse 28. and chap. 12. 23. and 13.16.
3 Iob 34.21, prou. 5. 21. iere. 16. 17. and 32. 19. hebr.4.13.
4 Hebr. the healing of the tongue.
5 Chap.10. 1.
8 Chap.21. 27. amos 3. 22. isa. 1. 11. and 66. 3. iere.6.20. and 7. 22.
10 Or, instruction, &c.
11 Iob 26. 6.
13 Chap.17. 22.
16 Psal. 37. 16. 1.tim.6. 6.prou. 16. 8.
17 Chap. 17. 1.
18 Chap. 26. 21. and 29. 22.
19 Hebr. is raised vp as a causey.
20 Chap. 10. 1.
21 Chap. 10. 23. , Hebr. voyd of heart.
22 See Chap. 11.ver.14.
23 Hebr. in his season.
24 Phil.3.20. col.3.2.
25 Chap. 12. 7. and 14. 11.
26 Chap. 6. 18. , Heb. words of pleasantnesse.
29 Psal. 34. 16. and 145. 18.
32 Or, correction. , Or, obeyeth. , Heb. possesseth an heart
33 Chap.18. 12
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