Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 12:1 He that loveth correction, loveth knowledge, but, he that hateth reproof, is brutish. Proverbs 12:2 A good man, obtaineth favour from Yahweh, but, a man of wicked devices, will he condemn. Proverbs 12:3 A son of earth, shall not be established, by lawlessness, but, the root of the righteous, shall not be disturbed. Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman, is the crown of her husband, but, a veritable decay in his bones, is she that causeth shame. Proverbs 12:5 The plans of the righteous, are just, but, the counsels of the lawless, are deceitful. Proverbs 12:6 The words of the lawless, areof lying in wait for blood, but, the mouth of the upright, shall deliver them. Proverbs 12:7 Overthrown are the lawless and they are not, but, the house of the righteous, shall stand. Proverbs 12:8 In proportion to his prudence, is a man, to be praised, but, the perverse in heart, shall be an object of contempt. Proverbs 12:9 Better slighted, and have a servant, than to honour oneself, and come short of bread. Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man, regardeth the desire of his beast, but, the compassions of the lawless, are cruel. Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his land, shall be filled with food, but, he that runneth after worthless men, lacketh sense. Proverbs 12:12 A lawless man craveth the prey of the wicked, but, the root of the righteous, is enduring. Proverbs 12:13 By the transgression of the lips, is the wicked man, ensnared, but the righteous, cometh out of distress. Proverbs 12:14 Of the fruit of a man's mouth, shall he be satisfied with good, and, the dealing of the hands of a son of earth, shall be paid back to him. Proverbs 12:15 The way of the foolish, is right in his own eyes, but, he that hearkeneth to counsel, is wise. Proverbs 12:16 A foolish man, on the [same] day, letteth his vexation be known, but, he that concealeth an affront, is prudent. Proverbs 12:17 He that whispereth faithfulness, declareth righteousness, but, a false witness, is a fraud. Proverbs 12:18 There is who babbleth, as with thrusts of a sword, but, the tongue of the wise, hath healing. Proverbs 12:19 A lip that is faithful, shall be firm to futurity, but, only for a twinkling, is the tongue that is false. Proverbs 12:20 Deceit, is in the heart of contrivers of mischief, but, to the counselors of peace, shall be joy. Proverbs 12:21 Unseemly to the righteous, is any trouble, but, the lawless, are full of misfortune. Proverbs 12:22 An abomination to Yahweh, are lips that are false, but, he that dealeth faithfully, is his delight. Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man, concealeth knowledge, but, the heart of dullards, proclaimeth folly. Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent, shall bear rule, but, the indolent, shall come under tribute. Proverbs 12:25 When anxiety is in the heart of a man, one may bow him down, but, a good word, maketh him glad. Proverbs 12:26 The righteous man guideth his neighbour, but, the way of the lawless, leadeth them astray. Proverbs 12:27 Indolence, roasteth not, his own game, but, the substance of a man, is precious, when he is diligent. Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness, is life, and, in the path thereof, immortality,