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A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up displeasure.
(Topics: Think and speak this way...)
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge good, But the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
The eyes of YHWH are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.
A healing tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it crushes the spirit.
A fool despises his father's discipline, But he who heeds reproof is clever.
The household of the righteous is a great treasure, But in the income of the wrong is trouble.
The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, But the heart of fools is not so.
The slaughtering of the wrong ones Is an abomination to YHWH, But the prayer of the straight is His delight.
The way of the wrong one Is an abomination to YHWH, But He loves him who pursues righteousness.
Discipline is grievous to him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof dies.
The grave and destruction are before YHWH, How much more the hearts of the sons of men.
A scoffer does not love his reprover, Nor does he go to the wise.
A glad heart makes good a face, But by sorrow of heart the spirit is stricken.
The heart of the understanding one seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
All the days of the afflicted are evil, But gladness of heart is a continual feast.
Better is a little with the fear of YHWH, Than great treasure with trouble.
Better is a meal of vegetables where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.
A man of wrath stirs up strife, But he who is patient appeases strife.
The way of a lazy one is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the straight is a highway.
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly is joy to one lacking heart, But a man of understanding walks straight.
Without counsel, plans go wrong, But by great counsellors they are established.
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And how good is a word spoken in its season!
The path of life is upward for the wise, To turn away from the grave below.
YHWH tears down the house of the proud, And He sets up the boundary of the widow.
Evil thoughts are an abomination to YHWH, But pleasant words are clean.
He who is greedy for gain, troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes lives.
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wrong pours out evil.
YHWH is far from the wrong ones, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, A good report gives marrow to the bones.
An ear that hears the reproof of life Does dwell among the wise.
He who ignores discipline hates himself, But he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
The fear of YHWH is the discipline of wisdom, And before esteem is humility.
(Topics: Fear of the LORD, Humility)