Provérbios 15

1 A soft answere putteth away wrath: but grieuous wordes stirre vp anger.

2 The tongue of the wise vseth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fooles babbleth out foolishnesse.

3 The eyes of the Lorde in euery place beholde the euill and the good.

4 A wholesome tongue is as a tree of life: but the frowardnes therof is the breaking of ye minde.

5 A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but he that regardeth correction, is prudent.

6 In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

7 The lippes of the wise doe spread abroade knowledge: but ye heart of the foolish doth not so.

8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.

9 The way of the wicked is an abomination vnto the Lord: but he loueth him that followeth righteousnes.

10 Correction [is] grievous to him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die.

11 Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

12 A scorner loueth not him that rebuketh him, neither will he goe vnto the wise.

13 A ioyfull heart maketh a chearefull countenance: but by the sorow of the heart the minde is heauie.

14 The heart of him that hath vnderstanding, seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of the foole is fedde with foolishnes.

15 All the dayes of the afflicted are euill: but a good conscience is a continuall feast.

16 Better is a litle with the feare of the Lord, then great treasure, and trouble therewith.

17 Better is a dinner of greene herbes where loue is, then a stalled oxe and hatred therewith.

18 An angrie man stirreth vp strife: but hee that is slowe to wrath, appeaseth strife.

19 The way of the slothful [man is] as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain.

20 A wise sonne reioyceth the father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

21 Foolishnes is ioy to him that is destitute of vnderstanding: but a man of vnderstanding walketh vprightly.

22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [it is]!

24 The way of life is on high to the prudent, to auoyde from hell beneath.

25 The Lorde will destroye the house of the proude men: but hee will stablish the borders of the widowe.

26 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.

27 He that is greedie of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth giftes, shall liue.

28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answere: but the wicked mans mouth babbleth euil thinges.

29 The Lord is farre off from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

30 The light of the eyes reioyceth the heart, and a good name maketh the bones fat.

31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

32 Hee that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that obeyeth correction, getteth vnderstanding.

33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.