Proverbs 15:11-20

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.


Footnotes
  1. Proverbs 15:11 Hebrew Abaddon

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