ch. 25:15A soft answer turneth away wrath:
But 1 Sam. 25:10grievous words stir up anger.
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright:
ch. 12:23But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Job 34:21;Heb. 4:13The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
Beholding the evil and the good.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:
But perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
ch. 10:1A fool despiseth his father's instruction:
ch. 13:18But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
In the house of the righteous is much treasure:
But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:
But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
Is. 1:11;Jer. 6:20;Amos 5:22The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord:
But the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord:
But he loveth him that ch. 21:21;1 Tim. 6:11followeth after righteousness.
Correction is 1 Ki. 22:8grievous unto him that forsaketh the way:
And ch. 5:12he that hateth reproof shall die.
Job 26:6;Ps. 139:8Hell and destruction are before the Lord:
How much more then 2 Chr. 6:30;John 2:24the hearts of the children of men?
Amos 5:10;2 Tim. 4:3A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him:
Neither will he go unto the wise.
ch. 17:22A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance:
But ch. 12:25by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge:
But the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
All the days of the afflicted are evil:
ch. 17:22But he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Ps. 37:16;1 Tim. 6:6Better is little with the fear of the Lord
Than great treasure and trouble therewith.
ch. 17:1Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
ch. 26:21A wrathful man stirreth up strife:
But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
ch. 22:5The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns:
But the way of the righteous is made plain.
ch. 10:1A wise son maketh a glad father:
But a foolish man despiseth his mother.
ch. 10:23Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom:
Eph. 5:15But a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
ch. 11:14Without counsel purposes are disappointed:
But in the multitude of counsellers they are established.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth:
And ch. 25:11a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Phil. 3:20;Col. 3:1,2The way of life is above to the wise,
That he may depart from hell beneath.
ch. 12:7The Lord will destroy the house of the proud:
But Ps. 68:5,6he will establish the border of the widow.
ch. 6:16,18The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord:
Ps. 37:30But the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Is. 5:8He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house;
But he that hateth gifts shall live.
The heart of the righteous 1 Pet. 3:15studieth to answer:
But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Ps. 10:1;& 34:16The Lord is far from the wicked:
But Ps. 145:18he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart:
And a good report maketh the bones fat.
ver. 5The ear that heareth the reproof of life
Abideth among the wise.
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul:
But he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
ch. 1:7The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom;
And ch. 18:12before honour is humility.