Chapter 12

PRO.12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, But he who hates correction is stupid.
PRO.12:2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.
PRO.12:3 A man is not established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous cannot be moved.
PRO.12:4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
PRO.12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
PRO.12:6 The words of the wicked are, “Lie in wait for blood,” But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
PRO.12:7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand.
PRO.12:8 A man will be commended according to his wisdom, But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
PRO.12:9 Better is the one who is slighted but has a servant, Than he who honors himself but lacks bread.
PRO.12:10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
PRO.12:11 He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread, But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.
PRO.12:12 The wicked covet the catch of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
PRO.12:13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will come through trouble.
PRO.12:14 A man will be satisifed with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.
PRO.12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise.
PRO.12:16 A fool’s wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame.
PRO.12:17 He who speaks truth declares righteousness, But a false witness, deceit.
PRO.12:18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.
PRO.12:19 The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
PRO.12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.
PRO.12:21 No grave trouble will overtake the righteous, But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
PRO.12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
PRO.12:23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
PRO.12:24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.
PRO.12:25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.
PRO.12:26 The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.
PRO.12:27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, But diligence is man’s precious possession.
PRO.12:28 In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is no death.

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