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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