6 In the house of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is great [priceless] treasure, but with the income of the wicked is trouble and vexation. 2 The tongue of the wise speaks knowledge that is pleasing and acceptable, But the [babbling] mouth of fools spouts folly. 17 A wicked messenger falls into hardship, But a faithful ambassador brings healing. Proverbs 15:14 : Proverbs 15:16 >> American Standard Version All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart `hath' a continual feast. 15 A soft and gentle and thoughtful answer turns away wrath,But harsh and painful and careless words stir up anger. A [flippant, arrogant] fool rejects his father’s instruction, But he who [is willing to learn and] regards. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in … 2 The tongue of the wise speaks knowledge that is pleasing and acceptable, But the [babbling] mouth of fools spouts folly. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! But a perversive tongue [speaking words that overwhelm and depress] crushes the spirit. 2 The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly. 1 A SOFT answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. Watching the evil and the good [in all their endeavors]. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it. That he may keep away from Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) below. Click Verse Reference to Study Verse In-Depth! A man has joy in giving an appropriate answer. 1 A soft and gentle and thoughtful answer turns away wrath, But harsh and painful and careless words stir up anger. Amplified Reading Bible, Imitation Leather, Brown, Battlefield of the Mind Bible, Amplified Version - Hardcover, Amplified Reading Bible, Imitation Leather, Brown, Indexed, Everyday Life Bible: The Power of God's Word for Everyday Living--soft leather-look, teal. There are only two paths. That kind of anger is a "mark of the beast." The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. What are the benefits of creating an account? 2 The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly. (J)25 The Lord will tear down the house of the proud and arrogant (self-righteous),But He will establish and protect the boundaries [of the land] of the [godly] widow.26 Evil plans and thoughts of the wicked are exceedingly vile and offensive to the Lord,But pure words are pleasant words to Him.27 He who profits unlawfully brings suffering to his own house,But he who hates bribes [and does not receive nor pay them] will live. Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the abyss, the place of eternal punishment), A scoffer [unlike a wise man] resents one who rebukes him. Amplified Bible (AMP), The tongue of the wise speaks knowledge that is pleasing. All rights reserved. 1 My son, be attentive to my wisdom [godly wisdom learned by costly experience], Incline your ear to my understanding; 2 That you may exercise discrimination and discretion (good judgment), And your lips may reserve knowledge and answer wisely [to temptation]. 4 A soothing tongue [speaking words that build up and encourage] is … To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. Try it for 30 days FREE. But He hears the prayer of the [consistently] righteous [that is, those with spiritual integrity and moral courage]. Better is a little with the [reverent, worshipful] fear of the. 19 The way of the sluggard is overgrown with thorns [it pricks, lacerates, and entangles him], but the way of the righteous is plain and raised like a highway. 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. But a man of understanding walks uprightly [making his course straight]. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. 16 Better is little with the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord than great and rich treasure and trouble with it. 25:15.] 17 Better is a dinner of vegetables and herbs where love is present. The Amplified Bible Proverbs 15:3. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. (C)9 The way [of life] of the wicked is hateful and exceedingly offensive to the Lord,But He loves one who pursues righteousness [personal integrity, moral courage and honorable character].10 There is severe discipline for him who [a]turns from the way [of righteousness];And he who hates correction will die.11 Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the abyss, the place of eternal punishment) lie open before the Lord—How much more the hearts and inner motives of the children of men. Proverbs 15:33. 15 Good understanding wins favor [from others], But the way of the unfaithful is hard [like barren, dry soil]. Don't have an account? 27 He who is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live. 1 A soft and gentle and thoughtful answer turns away wrath, But harsh and painful and careless words stir up anger. A soothing tongue [speaking words that build up and encourage] is a tree of life. All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of the circumstances]. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. [Prov. When one has a relationship with God, humility precedes honor, riches, and eternal life itself.Humility is a prerequisite to receiving the blessings only God can give, the kind that will prepare and equip us for His service now and in the Kingdom to come. But he who hates bribes [and does not receive nor pay them] will live. 25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but He makes secure the boundaries of the [consecrated] widow. But when a heart is full of sadness the spirit is crushed. 20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a self-confident and foolish man despises his mother and puts her to shame. 16 Every prudent and self-disciplined man acts with knowledge, But a [closed-minded] fool [who refuses to learn] displays his foolishness [for all to see]. (K)28 The heart of the righteous thinks carefully about how to answer [in a wise and appropriate and timely way],But the [babbling] mouth of the wicked pours out malevolent things. The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. To receive instruction in wise behavior and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, Righteousness, … The way [of life] of the wicked is hateful. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. 2 The tongue of the wise speaks knowledge that is pleasing and acceptable, But the [babbling] mouth of fools spouts folly. 33 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord brings instruction in Wisdom, and humility comes before honor. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good [in all their endeavors]. But the prayer of the upright is His delight! 4 A gentle tongue [with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. (B)4 A soothing tongue [speaking words that build up and encourage] is a tree of life,But a perversive tongue [speaking words that overwhelm and depress] crushes the spirit.5 A [flippant, arrogant] fool rejects his father’s instruction and correction,But he who [is willing to learn and] regards and keeps in mind a reprimand acquires good sense.6 Great and priceless treasure is in the house of the [consistently] righteous one [who seeks godly instruction and grows in wisdom],But trouble is in the income of the wicked one [who rejects the laws of God].7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain];But the hearts of [shortsighted] fools are not so.8 The sacrifice of the wicked is hateful and exceedingly offensive to the Lord,But the prayer of the upright is His delight! This is speaking of a way of life. All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Try it free for 30 days. Proverbs 15:16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure with turmoil. A Father’s Instruction. Proverbs 15:22 AMP Without consultation and wise advice, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they are established and succeed. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. (I)22 Without consultation and wise advice, plans are frustrated,But with many counselors they are established and succeed.23 A man has joy in giving an appropriate answer,And how good and delightful is a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!24 The [chosen] path of life leads upward for the wise,That he may keep away from Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) below. 3 The eyes of the L ORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good [in all their endeavors]. 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