Proverbs 15:7; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 15:20–21; Proverbs 15:24

nThe lips of the wise spread knowledge;

nnot so the hearts of fools.1

14  zThe heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,

but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

20  kA wise son makes a glad father,

but a foolish man despises his mother.

21  lFolly is a joy to him who lacks sense,

but a man of understanding mwalks straight ahead.

24  The path of life leads upward pfor the prudent,

that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.