Books & Chapters
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.
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.
Sermons on Proverbs 15
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 19, 2013
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?
OPEN: The tongue. The tongue is considered a very important part of our culture. So much so that it is central to many of our common sayings. Sayings like: • I just said that “Tongue-in-cheek” • Or “are you tongue tied? • “Will you quit sticking your tongue out. • Or “That’s a real tongue ...read more
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 29, 2012
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.
Giving and Receiving WISE COUNSEL PROVERBS 19:20-21 The answers to the riddles and problems of life lies with God. Therefore wise counselors know the God of the Bible and know the Bible of God. Together the God of the Word and the Word of God bring wise counsel to bear on the needs and ...read more
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 4, 2012
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.
A CHEERFUL HEART PROVERBS 15:13, 15; 17:22 In the Bible the heart can be the center or focus of passions; the center of the thought processes and even the spring of conscience. Heart, in fact, is associated with what is now meant by the thinking, the will, and the emotions of personal ...read more
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 17, 2012
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 &
PROVERBS 15: 31-32 LIFE-GIVING REPROOF Reproof is a very positive use of speech, provided it's motivated by love and directed by wisdom. Reproof though can be a difficult pill to swallow, but godly reproof is precious to the soul. It can be bitter to the taste but like medicine, it aids ...read more
Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 13, 2012
This is a look at Proverbs chapter fifteen.
Pearls From Proverbs – Chapter Fifteen We will now look at Proverbs chapter fifteen: Contrast the Upright and the Wicked 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 (NASB) This is an excellent verse to commit to memory. Have you ever tried ...read more