Proverbs Chapter 15

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Proverbs 15

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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.

A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

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.

10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

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

12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

16 Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.

17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

29 The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

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51 thoughts on “Proverbs Chapter 15

  1. Verse 16 NLT “Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.” Same verse MSG “A simple life in the Fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches.” Proverbs 16:8 MSG says “Far better to be right and poor than to be wrong and rich.” Proverbs 17:1 MSG “A meal of bread and water in contented peace is better than a banquet spiced with quarrels.” Know Jesus, Know Peace…….No Jesus, No Peace!

  2. 6 Great and priceless treasure is in the house of the [consistently] righteous one [who seeks godly instruction and grows in wisdom], but trouble is in the income of the wicked one [who rejects the laws of God]. (AMP)

    I like that AMP adds the word “consistently.” Just a single one night experience doesn’t bring all the blessings and rewards that comes to those who consistently live a righteous life and keeps the laws of God.

  3. Proverbs 15
    25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

    I pray that on the North,South,East,and,West thatHis presence surrounds my life.
    I know that God everything in His hands. A border is set up to define protection,correction and direction. His love surrounding with all I need.

    The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

  4. 7 When the wise speak, knowledge spreads far and wide, but fools care nothing about such matters.

    20 A wise child makes his father happy, but a foolish man despises his mother.

    33 Reverence for the Eternal is the first lesson of wisdom, and humility always precedes honor. Voice

    It’s hard to gain wisdom if you are too proud to admit that you need it.

  5. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

    22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

  6. 18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

    As I read the passage i thought about all the times I would get mad about anything and everything and complain to anyone who would listen! That led to more trouble because there were always one or two that would agree, and one that wouldn’t and so there were more problems! I only learned that ANGER is the root of Pride! I would only get angry if I didn’t get my way! If I control my anger and realize that no one absolutely no one owes me anything, and I cant control a situation, that its not that serious and I should get over it! I wont get angry so fast! trust in God more and I wont get angry so fast, anger=pride=complaining=strife! Prayer=no anger=humility=no strife! Thank you Jesus for breaking it down for me!
    iblessyouinthenameofJesus

  7. This tell we what come mouth determined on what lifestyle if you choose to speak evil then you might just have a struggle life but if you choose to Speak Life then bless your shall rain down only a foolish person speak foolish this but a godly person speak life and Bless you see the devil loves to use our mouth we know how evil our mouth is but with the holy Spirit the devil has no control because he doesn’t understand what coming out of our mouth why because it not our words it the Lord that why God let you take over my mouth with your holy Spirit

    A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness. The Lord is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good. Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
    Proverbs 15:1‭-‬4 NLT

  8. 13 A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.

    If you have love, peace and joy in your life, your attitude will show it and you’ll be happy. If you have hate, discontent, and anger all the time, your attitude will show and you’ll feel defeated. Don’t let the troubles of life crush your spirit, instead pray and praise God, and your spirit will be lifted up.

  9. 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
    2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

    I had a guy come into my clinic drunk and angry bcuz he wanted his check and even though he had already gotten his check for that week, he missed his medical appointment and was beligerant and drunk. He cussed the other staff out and walked around to an another door to try to get his check…he cussed me up and down right side and left …I spoke calmly and said ok sir…yes sir…alright…ok….have a nice day sir- right as he walked out the door and left. I never raised my voice, definitely did NOT cuss back…just calmly said ok sir…and he left. In my field and in my career, I have had many instances of occurrences just like that. It’s easy to get upset and yell back…but to have control and be calm in chaos, it throws people off and they don’t know what to do. A soft answer does turn away wrath.

  10. THE ATTITUDE OF ALTITUDE – GO HUMBLE TO GO UP

    33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    Before honor is humility. This 4 word absolute from the LORD is the reason pride is prevelant and humility is hidden. Too often people seek honor through deeds and sacrifices, commitments and actions. However, true HONOR is found only through HUMILITY.

    Humility seeks counsel and wisdom, which is the fruit of our “fear of the LORD”. As we respect GOD, HIS WORD, HIS KINGDOM and HIS PEOPLE we will grow in knowledge and wisdom. This growth in knowledge and wisdom will birth the spirit and attitude of Humility and prepare us for Honor. Honor cannot be bought, found, demanded or stolen. Honor comes from our willingness to HUMBLE ourselves.

    James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

    JESUS help us today to serve you in and with HUMILITY.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  11. Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”

    Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”

    Be Careful – God Is Always Watching!
    Nothing is hidden from Him.

  12. Proverbios 12:25 La congoja en el corazón del hombre lo abate;
    Mas la buena palabra lo alegra. 28 En el camino de la justicia está la vida;
    Y en sus caminos no hay muerte.

  13. 32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

    The bible tells each one of us to work out our own salvation. This doesn’t mean go our way, do our own thing. We must read the word of God for ourselves, know the word, know the truth. In doing so, we can confirm instruction that is given us by the Man of God through preaching, confirm what God speaks to us directly through prayer, and confirm when things don’t gel with the Word, and know when to not listen because we are being deceived.

    Great revelation can come through instruction from the Word and others. We must not shut the conduit for instruction off in our lives, because we are cutting off an avenue that God uses to assist us in growth.

  14. 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
    2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
    10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

    If we have forsaken the ways of God, we need correction, but it must be done with wisdom and in love. Sometimes we may need a strong blunt word, but at other times a soft answer may be in order. Without the guiding of the Holy Ghost we could be guilty of just giving someone in need a piece of our mind, rather than a hand reaching out for the soul.

  15. Proverbios 15:32-33 El que tiene en poco la disciplina menosprecia su alma;
    Mas el que escucha la corrección tiene entendimiento.
    El temor de Jehová es enseñanza de sabiduría;
    Y a la honra precede la humildad.

  16. 32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

    33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    If we refuse instructions we are showing a lack if love of our own soul. We must allow God to speak to us and give us the understanding we need to spiritually survive.
    We also must fear God and be humble if we desire honor.

  17. Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!
    Proverbs 15:23 NLT
    LORD, as we go forth to do Your work I pray You give us Your words to speak to the community. Only with Your help can we say what needs to be said.

  18. Josiah: 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
    We do not have to give in to anger. If someone is really upset they may yell or raise their voice, but we do not have to raise our voice back. In fact Proverbs 14:29 says “He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.” Proverbs 17:27 says “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is off an excellent spirit.” When we are slow to anger, or wrath then we can be of understanding. When we are of understanding than we can be of an excellent spirit. So, let us GO be SLOW TO WRATH and ANGER and have an excellent spirit!

  19. 20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

    “Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live. The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words. The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:27-29‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  20. 14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

    15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

    What we feed our minds, will eventually come out of our mouths. Though we cannot control everything that happens to us, we can control the attitude we have toward each situation! The secret to a merry heart is filling our minds with thoughts of good and not of evil. We must look at our attitudes, examine what we allow to enter our minds and what we choose to dwell on, and if it’s not of God, we must rid ourselves of it!

  21. Paul instructed the church to have a mindset that declares ‘I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. ‘ It is important to our spiritual walk to be content with what God has provided today, even if we’re asking for something for tomorrow. He knows our needs before we ever ask and he assures us he provides for them all!

    With that mindset it is easy to recognize that ‘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.’ It is easy to relate to the second portion of this passage; who wants to sit across and dine with someone who hates them. We may do it of necessity, but there is no comparison to sitting across from someone who truly loves you, even if there doesn’t appear to be much to share.

    Now consider the first portion of that passage in the same light. Do we truly value and desire to be in the presence of a loving God, regardless of the situation in life, or are we reaching for trouble to fill what we see as an empty table. We heard a powerful message last night about reaching for things that don’t return your love, that don’t fulfill your yearning, that leave you empty regardless of how often you reach. Yet there is a loving God who will always be there, who will always respond, who will always return his love, if only we reach for him!

  22. 32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
    33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    Having a teachable spirit and submitting yourself to those that will give Godly wisdom, instruction and guidance will be a blessing to your soul. You will grow both in humility and wisdom. The light of Jesus will shine to those around and we can help to pull souls away from the slippery slopes of hell that is drawing so many to it.
    To God alone be all of the glory and honor forever and ever!

  23. iLove to Go Blog
    “A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:1‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Wow, how much peace we could walk in if we only exercised this verse on a daily basis. The only issue is a gentle response requires humility. The key to walking in peace is to walk humbly. The issue with walking humbly is it’s an uphill climb. It’s not easy but it’s possible.

  24. 5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

    6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

    7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

    8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

    9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

  25. 2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
    Think before you talk and know what you are saying.

  26. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
    Character is what you do when no one is looking just because no one can see you doesn’t mean the Lord cannot being righteous Isn’t just staying righteous in front of everyone else being righteous is staying faithful when you are by yourself when you’re in that closet praying to God and developing a relationship with him.
    iBless you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

  27. 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

    10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

    The ways of the wicked leads to only joining what God is against. But those that chase God. Will pursue his purpose and what he loves. God will be on his side who is with him. I want to be on Gids side.

  28. 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

    Sometimes the biting of the tongue doesn’t seem just but if left for GOD to deal with the situation, the turnout is sweeeeet!!! HALELUJAH! ! !

  29. A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ 13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    The spirit of man being broken goes along with the sorrow. Sorrow affects not only our outward look but affects one’s spirit in a negative way, as well. We see that the heart’s desire of a wise person is to seek even more knowledge. The fool is always hanging on to every foolish thing he hears.

  30. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

    Just because our leaders can’t see what sin or bad things you do, does not mean by any means the lord doesn’t see it. He knows all and sees all. We need to do the right thing even when no one is looking, for the most important one him is watching your do the right thing. Our life’s need to be based on him. Thank you Jesus!

  31. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

    The things you do in secret will be exposed to everyone on Judgement day. You can’t hide nothing from God he is all knowing, and is everywhere at one time!!

  32. 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent
    to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. NIV

    If we’re following the path that God has for us then he will bless us unconditionally, he’s blessed you already and you don’t even realize it yet!

  33. I Love To Worship The Lord
    vs 23
    Everyone enjoys giving good advice and how good it is to be able to say the right thing at the right time

  34. 33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    Humility and Self discipline are thing they say you cannot be taught. These two things are absolutes in the kingdom of God if you are going to be used. There is no way around some of the hard lessons of humility and self disciple but they are the lessons that are not easily forgotten. no one gets to the top of the mountain without going through the valley first.

  35. 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

    Speak less, and listen more.

    So many times, situations would have had a different outcome if someone would have just listened. Instead of getting in a hurry to help and give your two cents in. Try to listen, and understand. When someone is angry , they don’t need an aggressive response. They need a loving, compassionate one. We are quick to rush in and try to help, when someone just might need a person to PRAY with them.
    A negotiator must have a sense of peace about them, to detour the aggression of the aggressor. A soft answer. We must become like the negotiator in the sense that we must have a soft answer to turn away this world anger. By showing them God’s answers.

    #GODOSOMETHING by speaking softly to anger.

  36. 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

    2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

    One will not win an argument by yelling and trying to declare your point. In wisdom the Word of God tells us how to turn away wrath…a soft answer. Practice wisdom and rule your spirit and remember the things the Word teaches you. Be a peace maker

  37. 32. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. 33. The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility. We are to fear the LORD !!!! I Lift you up Jesus !!!!

  38. A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

    It’s not always easy to keep your tongue in check, but it has great benifits. I had a terrible experience with being on hold after finding an unbearable smell and mess in a hall not too long ago. I was very frustrated that I was dismissed. It seemed like the people responsible were trying to just ignore the problem. So I took out the middle man and stood face to face. My husband anxiously waited when he realized what was going on. When it was my turn I politely told the lady that there was a terrible smell and mess in the hall. She had someone gonclean it right away. When I walked away I told my husband, what good would it have done for me to be ugly or tell them how rude their phone skills were. He smiled because he knew that I was unhappy but I still gave a soft anger which not only turned away wrath, but it also solved tre problem.

  39. 27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

    This verse reminds me of how this world is not our home. Let us focus to store our treasures in Heaven because everything in this world is temporal.

  40. 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

    A person who says things of righteousness and truth speaks life. However, a person who uses their tounge to speak things of to cut others down or out of upsetness they sow perversion and reap death. The words we speak are powerful and it’s easy to having misunderstands or something come out a way you don’t mean. We have to be careful with our words because they can turn into words and actions. The more we think like Jesus then the more we will speak like him and act like him. Be Jesus and speak life.

  41. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.(Proverbs 15:32 KJV)

    We people hurt only oursleves by rejecting instruction from wise people that God puts in our lives to grow in our faith. We all are guilty for telling ourselves that we can’t do this or its to hard for us there’s nothing to hard or impossible for God to do in our lives.(So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;Proverbs 2:2 KJV)

  42. 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

    2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

    When you are in a heated situation, whether it be an argument or someone just insulted you or someone else or someone else says something that offends you, it can be easy to lash with the tongue. But God doesn’t want our tongue to be in control of us, he wants us to be in control of our tongue.

  43. Proverbs 15;4 (English Amp) A gentle tongue [ with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit . A Soft answer turns away wrath. Speaking bad words toward someone can cause anger. Be careful what you say, God is listening to you. Your tongue is deadly. If someone makes fun of you tell that God hears everything. DONT get angry back with them. Learn how to control your mouth. Be gentle towards people and show them God love.

  44. 33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    Humbleness isn’t something we can buy with money. It’ll take great sacrifice and a change of heart. Starting with genuine forgiveness.

  45. 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
    3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

    May I learn how to use a soft answer always. Remembering that the eyes of the Lord are in every place. Should guide all may actions so that I am not a stumbling block to others or myself.

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