Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth discipline loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish. Proverbs 12:2 A good [man] obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous 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 woman of worth 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; the counsels of the wicked are deceit. Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. Proverbs 12:7 Overthrow the wicked, and they are no [more]; but the house of the righteous shall stand. Proverbs 12:8 A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised. Proverbs 12:9 Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man is concerned for 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 the worthless 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 In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of trouble. Proverbs 12:14 A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense 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 is wise hearkeneth unto counsel. Proverbs 12:16 The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent [man] covereth shame. Proverbs 12:17 He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit. Proverbs 12:18 There is that babbleth 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 devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy. Proverbs 12:21 There shall no evil happen to a righteous [man]; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; but they that deal truly are his delight. Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of the foolish proclaimeth folly. Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] 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 guideth his neighbour; but the way of the wicked misleadeth them. Proverbs 12:27 The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent. Proverbs 12:28 In the path of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death.