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The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

15:1 A soft answer. Note Colossians 4:6: “Let your speech be alway with grace,…to answer every man.”

15:3 eyes of the LORD. See II Chronicles 16:9; Zechariah 4:10.

15:4 tree of life. This is the fourth metaphorical allusion to the tree of life in Proverbs. See note on Proverbs 3:18.

15:11 Hell and destruction. “Hell and destruction” are sheol and abaddon in the Hebrew. Sheol is the place of departed spirits, deep in the heart of the earth. Abaddon (meaning “Destroyer”) seems to be either a name for Satan or for one of the princes in his evil hierarchy (note Revelation 9:11).

15:33 instruction of wisdom. The fear of the Lord is not only the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10), but also its “instruction.” The Hebrew word actually means “discipline” or “chastisement.”

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