15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

15:2 The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
15:2 The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

15:4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
15:4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

15:5 A fool despises his father's instruction, but he who heeds admonition is prudent.
15:5 A fool despises a parent's instruction, but the one who heeds admonition is prudent.

15:6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.
15:6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.

15:7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the minds of fools.
15:7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the minds of fools.

15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
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 to the LORD, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.
15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves the one who pursues righteousness.

15:10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way; he who hates reproof will die.
15:10 There is severe discipline for one who forsakes the way, but one who hates a rebuke will die.

15:11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, how much more the hearts of men!
15:11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, how much more human hearts!

15:12 A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.
15:12 Scoffers do not like to be rebuked; they will not go to the wise.

15:13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
15:13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

15:14 The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
15:14 The mind of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
15:15 All the days of the poor are hard, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

15:16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.
15:16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.

15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.
15:17 Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.

15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
15:18 Those who are hot-tempered stir up strife, but those who are slow to anger calm contention.

15:19 The way of a sluggard is overgrown with thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.
15:19 The way of the lazy is overgrown with thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.

15:20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
15:20 A wise child makes a glad father, but the foolish despise their mothers.

15:21 Folly is a joy to him who has no sense, but a man of understanding walks aright.
15:21 Folly is a joy to one who has no sense, but a person of understanding walks straight ahead.

15:22 Without counsel plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.
15:22 Without counsel, plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.

15:23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
15:23 To make an apt answer is a joy to anyone, and a word in season, how good it is!

15:24 The wise man's path leads upward to life, that he may avoid Sheol beneath.
15:24 For the wise the path of life leads upward, in order to avoid Sheol below.

15:25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but maintains the widow's boundaries.
15:25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but maintains the widow's boundaries.

15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, the words of the pure are pleasing to him.
15:26 Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, but gracious words are pure.

15:27 He who is greedy for unjust gain makes trouble for his household, but he who hates bribes will live.
15:27 Those who are greedy for unjust gain make trouble for their households, but those who hate bribes will live.

15:28 The mind of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
15:28 The mind of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil.

15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.
15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the body.

15:31 He whose ear heeds wholesome admonition will abide among the wise.
15:31 The ear that heeds wholesome admonition will lodge among the wise.

15:32 He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who heeds admonition gains understanding.
15:32 Those who ignore instruction despise themselves, but those who heed admonition gain understanding.

15:33 The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.
15:33 The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.