Proverbs 12:8
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New International Version
A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised.

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

Darby Bible Translation
A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised.

World English Bible
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.

Young's Literal Translation
According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wicked are overthrown - Seldom does God give such a long life or numerous offspring.

But the house of the righteous shall stand - God blesses their progeny, and their families continue long in the earth; whereas the wicked seldom have many generations in a direct line. This is God's mercy, that the entail of iniquity may be in some sort cut off, so that the same vices may not be strengthened by successive generations. For generally the bad root produces not only a bad plant, but one worse than itself.

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Genesis 41:39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, For as much as God has showed you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are:

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1 Samuel 18:30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth...

Ecclesiastes 8:1 Who is as the wise man? and who knows the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom makes his face to shine...

Luke 12:42-44 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...

1 Corinthians 3:10-15 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon...

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

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Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;

Proverbs 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Proverbs 5:23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly: you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which he commanded you...

1 Samuel 25:17 Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household...

Psalm 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but on himself shall his crown flourish.

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Malachi 2:8,9 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi...

Matthew 27:4,5 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

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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

Cross References
Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.

Proverbs 12:9
Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.

Proverbs 29:27
The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.

Isaiah 19:14
The LORD has poured into them a spirit of dizziness; they make Egypt stagger in all that she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.

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