Proverbs 15:1–2; Proverbs 15:4; Proverbs 15:7; Proverbs 15:23; Proverbs 15:26
15 dA soft answer turns away wrath,
but ea harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but fthe mouths of fools pour out folly.
4 hA gentle1 tongue is ia tree of life,
but jperverseness in it breaks the spirit.
7 nThe lips of the wise spread knowledge;
23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and oa word in season, how good it is!
26 tThe thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
but ugracious words are pure.