Proverbs Chapter 15 – Catholic Bible

The Proverbs

Chapter 15

1 – A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.

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2 – The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.

3 – The eyes of the Lord in every place behold the good and the evil.

4 – A peaceable tongue is a tree of life: but that which is immoderate, shall crush the spirit.

5 – A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out.

6 – The house of the just is very much strength: and in the fruits of the wicked is trouble.

7 – The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike.

8 – The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.

9 – The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: he that followeth justice is beloved by him.

10 – Instruction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way of life: he that hateth reproof shall die.

11 – Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?

12 – A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.

13 – A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down.

14 – The heart of the wise seeketh instruction: and the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

15 – All the days of the poor are evil: a secure mind is like a continual feast.

16 – Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content,

17 – It is better to be invited to herbs with love, than to a fatted calf with hatred.

18 – A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.

19 – The way of the slothful is as a hedge of thorns; the way of the just is without offence.

20 – A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother.

21 – Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps.

22 – Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where there are many counsellors, they are established.

23 – A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best.

24 – The path of life is above for the wise, that he may decline from the lowest hell.

25 – The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow.

26 – Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.

27 – He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.

28 – The mind of the just studieth obedience: the mouth of the wicked over floweth with evils.

29 – The Lord is far from the wicked: and he will hear the prayers of the just.

30 – The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul: a good name maketh the bones fat.

31 – The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise.

32 – He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof possesseth understanding.

33 – The fear of the Lord is the lesson of wisdom: and humility goeth before glory.

The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.