Proverbs 15:13-25

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13A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.

14The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

15All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

16Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.

17Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.

18A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

19The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.

20A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

21Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.

22Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

23A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!

24The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.

25The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.