Proverbs Chapter 12

The Holy Bible, King James Version

12:1Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

12:2A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

12:3A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

12:4A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

12:5The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

12:6The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

12:7The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

12:8A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

12:9He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

12:10A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

12:11He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

12:12The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

12:13The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

12:14A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

12:15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

12:16A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

12:17He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

12:18There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

12:19The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

12:20Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

12:21There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

12:22Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

12:23A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

12:24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

12:25Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

12:26The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

12:27The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

12:28In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

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