Proverbs 12:12
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New American Standard Bible
The wicked man desires the booty of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.

King James Bible
The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
The wicked desireth the net of evil men; but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

World English Bible
The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.

Young's Literal Translation
The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.

Proverbs 12:12 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The meaning seems to be: The "net of evil men" (compare Proverbs 1:17) is that in which they are taken, the judgment of God in which they are ensnared. This they run into with such a blind infatuation, that it seems as if they were in love with their own destruction. The marginal rendering gives the thought that the wicked seek the protection of others like themselves, but seek in vain; the "root of the just" (i. e., that in them which is fixed and stable) alone yields that protection.

Proverbs 12:12 Parallel Commentaries

To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
2 Tim. iii. 16.--"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." We told you that there was nothing more necessary to know than what our end is, and what the way is that leads to that end. We see the most part of men walking at random,--running an uncertain race,--because they do not propose unto themselves a certain scope to aim at, and whither to direct their whole course. According to men's particular
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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