Proverbs 15 [15.] All the days of the afflicted are wretched,
but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.
Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh,
than great treasure with trouble.
Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is,
than a fattened calf with hatred.
A wrathful man stirs up contention,
but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.
The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch,
but the path of the upright is a highway.
Proverbs 15 [20.] A wise son makes a father glad,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom,
but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.
Where there is no counsel, plans fail;
but in a multitude of counselors they are established.
Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth.
How good is a word at the right time!
The path of life leads upward for the wise,
to keep him from going downward to Sheol.[b]
b. Proverbs 15:24 Sheol is the place of the dead.