Provérbios 15

1 A soft answer turns away wrath; But a grievous word stirs up anger.

2 The tongue of the wise utters knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools gushes out folly.

3 The eyes of Yahweh are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.

4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness in it is a breaking of the spirit.

5 A fool despises his father's correction; But he who regards reproof gets prudence.

6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure; But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish is not so.

8 The sacrifice of the wicked is disgusting to Yahweh; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

9 The way of the wicked is disgusting to Yahweh; But he loves him who follows after righteousness.

10 There is grievous correction for him who forsakes the way; [And] he who hates reproof will die.

11 Sheol and Abaddon are before Yahweh: How much more then the hearts of the sons of man!

12 A scoffer does not love to be reproved; He will not go to the wise.

13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge; But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he who is of a cheerful heart [has] a continual feast.

16 Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, Than great treasure and trouble with it.

17 Better is a dinner of herbs, where there is love, Than a stalled ox and hatred with it.

18 A wrathful man stirs up contention; But he who is slow to anger appeases strife.

19 The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; But the path of the upright is made a highway.

20 A wise son makes a glad father; But [a] foolish man despises his mother.

21 Folly is joy to him who is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding makes straight his going.

22 Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counselors they are established.

23 A man has joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good it is!

24 To the wise the way of life [goes] upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.

25 Yahweh will root up the house of the proud; But he will establish the border of the widow.

26 Evil devices are disgusting to Yahweh; But pleasant words [are] pure.

27 He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house; But he who hates bribes will live.

28 The heart of the righteous studies to answer; But the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil things.

29 Yahweh is far from the wicked; But he hears the prayer of the righteous.

30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart; [And] good news make the bones fat.

31 The ear that harkens to the reproof of life Will reside among the wise.

32 He who refuses correction despises his own soul; But he who harkens to reproof gets understanding.

33 The fear of Yahweh is the instruction of wisdom; And before honor [goes] humility.