Proverbs 12
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1Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

2The good man receives grace from the LORD, but He will condemn a man of wicked devices.

3A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

4A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

5The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

6The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

7The wicked are overthrown and are gone, but the house of the righteous shall stand.

8A man shall be praised according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

9Better is he who is despised and has a servant, than he who honors himself and lacks bread.

10A righteous man regards the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

11He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.

12The wicked desires the spoils of evil men, but the root of the righteous yields fruit.

13The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of trouble.

14A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the reward of a man's hands shall be given to him.

15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to advice is wise.

16A fool's wrath is known at once, but a prudent man covers shame.

17He who speaks truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness deceit.

18There are those who speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

19The lips of truth shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20Deceit is in the heart of those who imagine evil, but to counselors of peace there is joy.

21There shall no harm befall the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with trouble.

22Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal truly are His delight.

23A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools pours out foolishness.

24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the lazy shall be under tribute.

25Heaviness in the heart of man weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.

26The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor, but the way of the wicked seduces them.

27The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

28In the way of righteousness is life, and in that pathway there is no death.

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