The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
. .2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
. .3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
. .4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
. .5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
. .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 doeth 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 unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
. .10 There is grievous correction unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
. .11 Death and destruction lie open before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men!
. .12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
. .13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
. .14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
. .15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
. .16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
. .17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith.
. .18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
. .19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is a highway.
. .20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
. .21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
. .22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
. .23 A man hath joy in an answer that is apt: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
. .24 The way of life leadeth upward for the wise, that he may keep away from the grave beneath.
. .25 The LORD will tear down the house of the proud: but he will establish the boundaries of the widow.
. .26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant unto him.
. .27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth bribes shall live.
. .28 The heart of the righteous studieth how to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
. .29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
. .30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
. .31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
. .32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
. .33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour goeth humility.


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