A Contrast Between Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 15-Part I)

Commentary by G L Jones


Proverbs‬ ‭15:1-7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

1-A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

2- The  tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

3-The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

4-A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

5-A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

6-In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

7- The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.



Overview: Proverbs 15:1-7

In the first 7 verses of this chapter Solomon make many contrasts:

  • A soft answer vs grievous words which stir up anger.(1)
  • The tongue of the wise which uses KNOWLEDGE aright vs the mouth of fools which poureth out foolishness (2) 
  • A wholesome tongue which is a tree of life vs perverseness ( a froward mouth) which causes others to have a wounded spirit(4)
  • A fool who depiseth his father’s instruction vs a son that regarded his father’s reproof and is prudent (5)
  • In the house of the righteous there is much treasure vs the revenues of the wicked which bring much trouble!
  • vs (3) is a key verse because it tells us that the eyes of them LORD are in everyplace be holding the evil and the good.



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