Proverbs 12:8
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New Living Translation
A sensible person wins admiration, but 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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"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 12:7
The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm.

Proverbs 12:9
Better to be an ordinary person with a servant than to be self-important but have no food.

Proverbs 29:27
The righteous despise the unjust; the wicked despise the godly.

Isaiah 19:14
The LORD has sent a spirit of foolishness on them, so all their suggestions are wrong. They cause Egypt to stagger like a drunk in his vomit.

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