Proverbs 15:1-10

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1A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

2The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

3The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.

4The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

5A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

6The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.

7The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.

8The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

9The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

10Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.