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
CommentaryClarke'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
net or fortress
LibraryThe 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
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.
The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
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