1A #Prov. 25:15soft answer turns away wrath,
But #1 Sam. 25:10a harsh word stirs up anger.
2The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly,
#Prov. 12:23But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.
3#2 Chr. 16:9; Job 34:21; Prov. 5:21; Jer. 16:17; 32:19; Zech. 4:10; Heb. 4:13The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life,
But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
5#Prov. 10:1A fool despises his father’s instruction,
#Prov. 13:18But he who receives correction is prudent.
6In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.
7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge,
But the heart of the fool does not do so.
8#Prov. 21:27; Eccl. 5:1; Is. 1:11; Jer. 6:20; Mic. 6:7The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
But He loves him who #Prov. 21:21follows righteousness.
10#1 Kin. 22:8Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way,
And #Prov. 5:12he who hates correction will die.
11#Job 26:6; Ps. 139:8Hell and Destruction are before the Lord;
So how much more #1 Sam. 16:7; 2 Chr. 6:30; Ps. 44:21; Acts 1:24the hearts of the sons of men.
12#Prov. 13:1; Amos 5:10; 2 Tim. 4:3A scoffer does not love one who corrects him,
Nor will he go to the wise.
13#Prov. 12:25A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance,
But #Prov. 17:22by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
15All the days of the afflicted are evil,
#Prov. 17:22But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.
16#Ps. 37:16; Prov. 16:8; Eccl. 4:6; 1 Tim. 6:6Better is a little with the fear of the Lord,
Than great treasure with trouble.
17#Prov. 17:1Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
Than a fatted calf with hatred.
18#Prov. 26:21A wrathful man stirs up strife,
But he who is slow to anger allays contention.
19#Prov. 22:5The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns,
But the way of the upright is a highway.
20#Prov. 10:1A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish man despises his mother.
21#Prov. 10:23Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment,
#Eph. 5:15But a man of understanding walks uprightly.
22#Prov. 11:14Without counsel, plans go awry,
But in the multitude of counselors they are established.
23A man has joy by the answer of his mouth,
And #Prov. 25:11; Is. 50:4a word spoken in due season, how good it is!
24#Phil. 3:20; (Col. 3:1, 2)The way of life winds upward for the wise,
That he may #Prov. 14:16turn away from hell below.
25#Prov. 12:7; Is. 2:11The Lord will destroy the house of the proud,
But #Ps. 68:5, 6He will establish the boundary of the widow.
26#Prov. 6:16, 18The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
#Ps. 37:30But the words of the pure are pleasant.
27#Is. 5:8; (Jer. 17:11)He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,
But he who hates bribes will live.
28The heart of the righteous #1 Pet. 3:15studies how to answer,
But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
29#Ps. 10:1; 34:16The Lord is far from the wicked,
But #Ps. 145:18; (James 5:16)He hears the prayer of the righteous.
30The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
And a good report makes the bones healthy.
31The ear that hears the rebukes of life
Will abide among the wise.
32He who disdains instruction despises his own soul,
But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.
33#Prov. 1:7The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom,
And #Prov. 18:12before honor is humility.