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way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth ° of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
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.”