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Proverbs 15 - NIV


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Death and Destruction[a] lie open before the Lord
how much more do human hearts!


Mockers resent correction,
so they avoid the wise.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked,
but gracious words are pure in his sight.


The greedy bring ruin to their households,
but the one who hates bribes will live.


The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.


The Lord is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.


Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones.


Whoever heeds life-giving correction
will be at home among the wise.


Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.


Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
and humility comes before honor.


a. Proverbs 15:11 Hebrew Abaddon

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Shared by: Beulah Praiselin on Jan, 2017
Summary: God is omniscient; He knows everything actual and possible.
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Promote a Spirit of Generosity
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock
Scripture: Proverbs 15:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 288
Perry Greene avatar
Heart of Hearts
Shared by: Perry Greene on Aug, 2015
Summary: The bible speaks often about the heart. It is more than the blood-pump in our chests, it is all-encompassing to our lives. This lesson looks at some if the ways "heart" is used in scripture.
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Cheerful Countenance!
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Jun, 2015
Summary: How can we be happy in spite of our circumstances? Joy stealers. How can I be happy?
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1-33
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 649
David Leach avatar
Hell - Who Really Chooses?
Shared by: David Leach on Apr, 2015
Summary: Another great myth: A God of love won’t send me to Hell (regardless of whether I choose to fully devote my life to Him while I’m here on earth)
Scripture: Proverbs 15:4
Views: 271
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD hears the prayer of the righteous
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: This is an encouragement to pray more and use our power and authority in praying, and exercise our faith in praying.
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Evil vs. merry heart
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show that we need to rejoice all the time in the LORD because of His victory in us, an afflicted and broken heart will always lead to anxiety.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 318
Donnie De loney avatar
Words are Killers!
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Nov, 2014
Summary: A message to Singles on how words can either heal or hurt in relationships and in life.
Scripture: Proverbs 12:18-15:1
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 459
Rick Crandall avatar
Help for a Happier Home
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Jun, 2014
Summary: How can we have a happier home? 1. Remember to rejoice in the Lord (vs. 13 & 15). 2. Focus your fear on the Lord (vs. 16). 3. Live in godly love (vs. 17). 4. Act to overcome your anger (vs. 18). 5. Walk in the wisdom of God's Word (vs. 14&20).
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:13-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,228
Michael Cotie avatar
Strife Tears Down
Shared by: Michael Cotie on Mar, 2014
Summary: We should be working in accordance to the Spirits leadership not out of Strife. Strife tears down Love and Peace build up.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 512
Martin Holland avatar
Hell and Destruction
Shared by: Martin Holland on Jan, 2014
Summary: The Bible speaks of two distant places one (heaven) is talked of by men often, but the other (hell) is rarely mentioned and the reality of it goes ignored by man.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:8-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 287
Damian Phillips avatar
Words of Affirmation
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Dec, 2013
Summary: Session 2: This session discusses the first love language, which is "words of affirmation," mentioning also the three dialects of encouraging words, kind words, and humble words.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,112
Shine Thomas avatar
Pressed but not crushed
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Nov, 2013
Summary: One moment we can be happy and soon life brings circumstances that can trouble us. If not careful we will let everything become so intense that we will lose our joy. God did not create us to live a stressful life but to enjoy every moment of our day.
Series: Success
Scripture: Proverbs 15:13-25
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,539
Clay Gentry avatar
8 Keys To Fighting Fair
Shared by: Clay Gentry on Aug, 2013
Summary: This lesson is about not fighting because hey let's face it well all fight. Rather, using biblical principles let's learn how to fight fair.
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The ten commandments in verses lived out
Shared by: your brother in Christ a on Jun, 2013
Summary: love is the fulfulment of the law Pro_19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 496
Jeff Strite avatar
A Word To The Wise On Your Tongue
Shared by: Jeff Strite on May, 2013
Summary: James says the tongue is a filthy and foul organ of the body. But Proverbs 15 tells us that that very tongue has ability to do mighty things for God. What does Proverbs tell us are the good things we can use this muscle to do?
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Feb, 2013
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 377
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2012
Summary: The answers to the riddles & problems of life lies with God. Therefore wise counselors know the God of the Bible & know the Bible of God. The Bible’s profound insights should cause us to face & solve problems in the wisest way.
Series: Proverbs
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,501
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Oct, 2012
Summary: God’s Proverbs instructs us in how God wants us to live. These Proverbs teach us that God has designed us to function better when we are cheerful. Even our physical & emotional health is effected by our spiritual mood.
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,023
D Marion Clark avatar
Something Better
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: Sometimes what we need to do is not try to create something better, but appreciate what already is best, as these proverbs lead us to do reflect on what is better in life.
Series: Proverbs
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:16-19
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,468
D Marion Clark avatar
Good Joy
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: What do you find joy in? Perhaps the answer to that question reveals who you are. Are you wise or foolish? What makes for a good time reveals what our minds and heart are made of.
Series: Proverbs
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:20-24
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 671
D Marion Clark avatar
Wicked Troubles
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: Sometimes we bring our troubles on ourselves (and on others). That is the case of the wicked as these proverbs note.
Series: Proverbs
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:25-29
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 917
D Marion Clark avatar
Good Learning
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: Those who succeed, i.e. succeed in living life wisely, are those who have learned to listen well under all manner of instruction – pleasant instruction and that not so pleasing.
Series: Proverbs
Scripture: Proverbs 15:30-33
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,133
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on May, 2012
Summary: Reproof is a very positive use of speech, provided it's motivated by love and directed by wisdom. Rebuke is not pleasant to our fallen nature but we learn to value it for the results it brings. The best and wisest of us falls short and has much to learn &
Series: Proverbs
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:31-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,676
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 15 - Contrast the Upright and the Wicked
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2012
Summary: This is a look at Proverbs chapter fifteen.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1-33
Views: 4,538
Jimmy Haile avatar
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Feb, 2012
Summary: Sometimes, we have to put feet to our prayers and go after what we’ve asked for.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,670
Ed Vasicek avatar
Crucial Relational Issues
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2012
Summary: All our relationships are significantly affected by how we deal with anger, how we argue, and our comfort with forgiving and asking for forgiveness.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,531
Ed Vasicek avatar
Am I Getting Through?
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2012
Summary: It is worth great effort to communicate better!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:2
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,947
John Shearhart avatar
The Eyes of the Lord
Shared by: John Shearhart on May, 2011
Summary: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good (Prov. 15:3).
Scripture: Proverbs 15:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,752
Jeremy Poling avatar
Love and Anger
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Mar, 2011
Summary: Anger can destroy a marriage.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:17-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 923