Proverbs 12
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1Whoever is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, || And whoever is hating reproof [is] brutish.

2The good brings forth favor from YHWH, || And the man of wicked schemes He condemns.

3A man is not established by wickedness, || And the root of the righteous is not moved.

4A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband, || And as rottenness in his bones [is] one causing shame.

5The thoughts of the righteous [are] justice, || The counsels of the wicked—deceit.

6The words of the wicked [are]: “Lay [in] wait for blood,” || And the mouth of the upright delivers them.

7Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, || And the house of the righteous stands.

8A man is praised according to his wisdom, || And the perverted of heart becomes despised.

9Better [is] the lightly esteemed who has a servant, || Than the self-honored who lacks bread.

10The righteous knows the life of his beast, || And the mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.

11Whoever is tilling the ground is satisfied [with] bread, || And whoever is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,

12The wicked has desired the net of evildoers, || And the root of the righteous gives.

13The snare of the wicked [is] in transgression of the lips, || And the righteous goes out from distress.

14One [is] satisfied [with] good from the fruit of the mouth, || And the deed of man’s hands returns to him.

15The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, || And whoever is listening to counsel [is] wise.

16The fool—his anger is known in a day, || And the prudent is covering shame.

17Whoever utters faithfulness declares righteousness, || And a false witness—deceit.

18A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, || And the tongue of the wise is healing.

19The lip of truth is established forever, || And a tongue of falsehood for a moment.

20Deceit [is] in the heart of those devising evil, || But for counselors of peace—joy.

21No iniquity is desired by the righteous, || And the wicked have been full of evil.

22Lying lips [are] an abomination to YHWH, || And steadfast doers [are] his delight.

23A prudent man is concealing knowledge, || And the heart of fools proclaims folly.

24The hand of the diligent rules, || And slothfulness becomes tributary.

25Sorrow in the heart of a man bows down, || And a good word makes him glad.

26The righteous searches his companion, || And the way of the wicked causes them to err.

27The slothful does not roast his game, || And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.

28In the path of righteousness [is] life, || And in the way of [that] path [is] no death!

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