Proverbs 12
American King James Version

Loving Discipline and Knowledge

1Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is brutish.

2A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

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

4A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

5The thoughts of the righteous are right: but 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 not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

8A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

9He that is despised, and has a servant, is better than he that honors himself, and lacks bread.

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

11He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

12The wicked desires the net 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 recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that listens to counsel is wise.

16A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

17He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

18There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

19The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

21There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

22Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

23A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

25Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.

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

27The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

28In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

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