English Revised Version

Proverbs 12

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. Proverbs 12:2 A good man shall obtain 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 never 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 just: [but] the counsels of the wicked are deceit. Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked are of lying 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 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 regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after 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 In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man: but the righteous shall come out of trouble. Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. Proverbs 12:15 The way of the foolish is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel. Proverbs 12:16 A fool's vexation is presently known: but a prudent man concealeth shame. Proverbs 12:17 He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness, but a false witness deceit. Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh rashly 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 mischief happen to the righteous: but the wicked shall be filled with evil. Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are an 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 put under taskwork. Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad. Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbour: but the way of the wicked causeth them to err. Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the precious substance of men [is to] the diligent. Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

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