Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 12:1 Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof [is] brutish. Proverbs 12:2 The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth. Proverbs 12:3 A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved. Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones [is] one causing shame. Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] justice, The counsels of the wickeddeceit. Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked [are]: 'Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them. Proverbs 12:7 Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth. Proverbs 12:8 According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised. Proverbs 12:9 Better [is] the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread. Proverbs 12:10 The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked [are] cruel. Proverbs 12:11 Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied [with] bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart, Proverbs 12:12 The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth. Proverbs 12:13 In transgression of the lips [is] the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress. Proverbs 12:14 From the fruit of the mouth [is] one satisfied [with] good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him. Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel [is] wise. Proverbs 12:16 The foolin a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame. Proverbs 12:17 Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witnessdeceit. Proverbs 12:18 A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing. Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a momenta tongue of falsehood. Proverbs 12:20 Deceit [is] in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace [is] joy. Proverbs 12:21 No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil. Proverbs 12:22 An abomination to Jehovah [are] lying lips, And stedfast doers [are] his delight. Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly. Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary. Proverbs 12:25 Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad. Proverbs 12:26 The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err. Proverbs 12:27 The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious. Proverbs 12:28 In the path of righteousness [is] life, And in the way of [that] path [is] no death!