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14.35
PROVERBS

35The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely;
But his wrath striketh him that dealeth shamefully.


15 A soft answer turneth away wrath;
But a grievous word stirreth up anger.
 
2The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
 
3The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
Keeping watch upon the evil and the good.
 
4A soothing tongue is a tree of life;
But perverseness therein is a wound to the spirit.
 
5A fool despiseth his father's correction;
But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
 
6In the house of the righteous is much treasure;
But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
 
7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge;
But the heart of the foolish is not stedfast.
 
8The 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 loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
 
10There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way;
And he that hateth reproof shall die.
 
11The nether-world and Destruction are before the Lord;
How much more then the hearts of the children of men!
 
12A scorner loveth not to be reproved;
He will not go unto the wise.
 
13A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance;
But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
 
14The heart of him that hath discernment seeketh knowledge;
But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.
 
15All the days of the poor are evil;
But he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
 
16Better is little with the fear of the Lord,
Than great treasure and turmoil therewith.
 
17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
 
18A wrathful man stirreth up discord;
But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
 
19The way of the sluggard is as though hedged by thorns;
But the path of the upright is even.
 

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