Proverbs 12:12
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New International Version
The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures.

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
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wicked desireth the net of evil men - They applaud their ways, and are careful to imitate them in their wiles.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

desireth

Proverbs 1:17-19 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird...

Proverbs 29:5,6 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet...

Psalm 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

Psalm 10:9 He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor...

Jeremiah 5:26-28 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men...

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood...

Habakkuk 1:15-17 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag...

net or fortress

Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

the root

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither...

Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Isaiah 37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is...

Luke 8:13-15 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe...

John 15:5,16 I am the vine, you are the branches: He that stays in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit...

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Library
The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

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