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15:1 A soft answer.(Proverbs
25:15).turns away wrath
but grievous words stir up anger.
15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright. But the mouth
of fools pour out foolishness..
he who is wise has knowledge to use it properly, that is, for the good
of others and himself: Proverbs 23:9;
12:11; Romans 12:18; Ephesians
4:29; 2Timothy 2:14; James
3:10,15; about conversation.
15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and
wholesome tongue is a tree of life but perverseness
therein is a breach
in the spirit.
15:5 A fool despises
his father's instruction but he that regards
reproof is prudent.
15:7 The lips of the wise disperse
knowledge but the heart of the foolish does not so.
15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD but
the prayer of the upright is his delight..(Malachi
2:12 for explanation)
15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD, but he
loves him that follows after righteousness.(is
in his heart).
15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsakes the way and he
that hates reproof
to fix ourselves)
15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD. How much more then
the hearts of the children of men?
is 'grave destroys men's hearts' or, in my own words 'if we believe death
is our end result, how could anyone truly be happy believing that, if fact,
could anyone be truly happy just looking at this life alone?'
15:12 A scorner
loves not one that reproves him, neither will he go unto the wise.
for now in his low consciousness living; Matthew
scorner cannot bear to reflect seriously within his own heart."
15:13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance.(John
6:63), but by sorrow
of the heart the spirit
15:14 The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge. But
the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
15:15 All the days of the afflicted
not good; when you're afflicted,
you need to get feeling better).but
he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.
affliction meant here is less that of outward circumstances than of a troubled
and downcast spirit. Life to the cheerful is as one perpetual banquet,
whether he be poor or rich. That which disturbs the feast is anxiety,
the taking thought of worries:.Matthew
state of the heart governs the outward condition.".Philippians
15:16 Better is little with the fear.(the
respect).of the LORD than great
treasure and trouble therewith.
15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled.(kept
away from exercise to fatten it).ox
and hatred therewith.
15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he that is slow to anger
15:20 A wise son makes a glad father but a foolish man despises his
15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed. But in the multitude
of counselors they are established.
15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth and a word spoken in
due season, how good is it!
15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from
for word 'hell' is 'grave'; so, what is hell?).beneath.
15:27 He that is greedy
of gain troubles his own house.(to
what end result?), but he that hates gifts.(bribes
to influence you someway to another's advantage at someone else's disadvantage;
not a sincere gift as it was a 'gift' to sell you to the
dark side).shall live.
15:28 The heart of the righteous studies to answer, but the mouth of
the wicked pours out evil things.
15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the
15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart and a good report makes
the bones fat.
15:31 The ear that hears the reproof of life abides among the wise.
15:32 He that refuses instruction despises his own soul, but he that
just hears, but takes it to heart regarding changing).reproof
grows in understanding.
Henry's Commentary: "Sinners undervalue
their own souls; therefore they prefer the body before the soul and wrong
please the body."
15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom and before
honour is humility..(Proverbs
16:1 The preparations of the heart in man and the answer of the tongue,
is from the LORD.(Mark
13:11; Luke 10:21).
16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes.(Proverbs
14:12), but the LORD weighs the spirits.
for word 'commit' is 'roll away' or in
other words, give it to God, how?).your
works unto the LORD and your thoughts shall be established.
16:4 The LORD has made all things for himself.(original
'for His purposes'), yea, even the wicked for the day of
day is this evil day?
16:5 Every one that is proud in
heart is an abomination to the LORD. Though hand join in hand, he shall
not be unpunished.
Closer to the
LORD works answers to the wicked things of evil':.Romans
8:28. All the universe is for the purpose of God, even the wickedness
(*). We are all here
to learn and to learn, one must make choices.
Henry's Commentary: though sinners strengthen themselves and each
other, they can not escape the automatic result of the universal law of
we reap what we may have sown:.Proverbs
16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged. And by the fear
of the LORD men depart from evil.
16:7 When a
man's ways please.(that
is, are aligned with
consciousness ways of love).the
he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
16:9 A man's heart devises his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
16:16 How much better is it to
get wisdom than gold and to get understanding.(original
for word 'understanding' is 'discernment',
rather to be chosen than silver!
16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He that keeps
his way preserves his soul.
goes before destruction and an haughty
spirit before a fall.
16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to
divide the spoil with the proud.
16:20 He that handles a matter wisely shall find good. And whoso trusts
in the LORD, happy is he.
16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent and the sweetness of
the lips increases learning.
an art to be a great teacher. Here's
one. Here's another.
16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it but
the instruction of fools is folly.
16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth and adds learning to
16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health
to the bones.
16:25 There is a way that seems right unto a man but the end thereof
are the ways of death.
16:27-30 An ungodly man diggeth up evil. And in his lips there is as
a burning fire.
16:28 A froward man sows strife. And a whisperer separate chief friends.
16:29 A violent man entice his neighbour and leads him into the way
that is not good.
16:30 He shuts his eyes to devise froward things. Moving his lips he
brings evil to pass.
16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he that
rules his spirit than he that takes a city.