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Proverbs 15 - NKJV & NIV

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A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
A fool despises his father’s instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent.A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.
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