Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof [is] brutish. Proverbs 12:2 A good [man] obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. Proverbs 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed [is] as rottenness 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 wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and [are] not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. Proverbs 12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. Proverbs 12:9 [He that is] despised, and hath a servant, [is] better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. Proverbs 12:10 A righteous [man] regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel. Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain [persons is] void of understanding. Proverbs 12:12 The wicked desireth the net of evil [men]: but the root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit]. Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise. Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent [man] covereth shame. Proverbs 12:17 [He that] speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health. Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment. Proverbs 12:20 Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace [is] joy. Proverbs 12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight. Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. Proverbs 12:26 The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. Proverbs 12:27 The slothful [man] roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious. Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness [is] life; and [in] the pathway [thereof there is] no death.