Proverbs 15:11-20

Even Death and Destruction[a] hold no secrets from the Lord.
    How much more does he know the human heart!

Mockers hate to be corrected,
    so they stay away from the wise.

A glad heart makes a happy face;
    a broken heart crushes the spirit.

A wise person is hungry for knowledge,
    while the fool feeds on trash.

For the despondent, every day brings trouble;
    for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.

Better to have little, with fear for the Lord,
    than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

A bowl of vegetables with someone you love
    is better than steak with someone you hate.

A hot-tempered person starts fights;
    a cool-tempered person stops them.

A lazy person’s way is blocked with briers,
    but the path of the upright is an open highway.

Sensible children bring joy to their father;
    foolish children despise their mother.


Footnotes
  1. 15:11 Hebrew Sheol and Abaddon.

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