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.
- 15:11 Hebrew Sheol and Abaddon.