Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loueth instruction, loueth knowledge: but he that hateth reproofe, is brutish. Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtaineth fauour of the LORD: but a man of wicked deuices will he condemne. Proverbs 12:3 A man shall not bee established by wickednesse: but the roote of the righteous shall not be mooued. Proverbs 12:4 A vertuous woman [is] a crowne to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed, [is] as rottennesse in his bones. Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] right: but the counsels of the wicked [are] deceit. Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in waite for blood: but the mouth of the vpright shall deliuer them. Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are ouerthrowen, and [are] not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. Proverbs 12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisedome: but hee that is of a peruerse heart, shall be despised. Proverbs 12:9 Hee that is despised and [hath] a seruant, [is] better then he that honoureth himselfe, and lacketh bread. Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruell. Proverbs 12:11 Hee that tilleth his land, shall bee satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vaine persons, [is] void of vnderstanding. Proverbs 12:12 The wicked desireth the net of euill men: but the roote of the righteous yeeldeth [fruit]. Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lippes: but the iust shall come out of trouble. Proverbs 12:14 A man shall bee satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth, and the recompence of a mans hands shall bee rendred vnto him. Proverbs 12:15 The way of a foole [is] right in his owne eyes: but he that hearkeneth vnto counsell, [is] wise. Proverbs 12:16 A fooles wrath is presently knowen: but a prudent man couereth shame. Proverbs 12:17 He that speaketh trueth, sheweth foorth righteousnesse: but a false witnesse, deceit. Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh like the pearcings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health. Proverbs 12:19 The lippe of trueth shall bee established for euer: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment. Proverbs 12:20 Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine euill: but to the counsellours of peace, [is] ioy. Proverbs 12:21 There shall no euill happen to the iust: but the wicked shall bee filled with mischiefe. Proverbs 12:22 Lying lippes [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deale truely, [are] his delight. Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fooles proclaimeth foolishnesse. Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall beare rule: but the slouthfull shall bee vnder tribute. Proverbs 12:25 Heauinesse in the heart of man maketh it stoope: but a good word maketh it glad. Proverbs 12:26 The righteous [is] more excellent then his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. Proverbs 12:27 The slouthfull [man] rosteth not that which he tooke in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious. Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousnesse [is] life, and in the path-way [thereof there is] no death.