Proverbs 15:11-20 NIV

Proverbs 15:11-20

Death and Destruction15:11 Hebrew Abaddon 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.

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