Proverbs 12
1Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but one who hates correction is stupid. # Pr 3:11; 5:11-13; 15:5,31-32
2The good person obtains favor from the Lord, # Pr 8:35
but He condemns a man who schemes. # Pr 14:17; 24:8
3Man cannot be made secure by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous is immovable. # Ps 16:8; 21:7; Pr 10:30
4A capable wife # Or A wife of quality, or A wife of good character is her husband’s crown, # Pr 18:22; 19:14; 31:10
but a wife who causes shame
is like rottenness in his bones. # Pr 14:30
5The thoughts of the righteous are just,
but guidance from the wicked leads to deceit.
6The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, # Pr 1:11
but the speech of the upright rescues them. # Pr 14:2
7The wicked are overthrown and perish, # Jb 34:25
but the house of the righteous will stand. # Ps 103:17-18; Pr 10:25; Mt 7:24-27
8A man is praised for his insight,
but a twisted mind is despised.
9Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant,
than to act important but have no food. # Pr 11:24; 13:7; Rm 12:3
10A righteous man cares about his animal’s health, # Dt 25:4; Pr 27:23; Jnh 4:11
but even the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.
11The one who works his land will have plenty of food, # Pr 24:27
but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense. # Pr 28:19
12The wicked desire what evil men have, # Or desire a stronghold of evil
but the root of the righteous produces fruit.
13An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, # Pr 10:14; 13:3; 18:7
but a righteous one escapes from trouble. # Pr 21:23; 29:6
14A man will be satisfied with good
by the words of his mouth, # Pr 13:2; 18:20
and the work of a man’s hands will reward him. # Pr 1:31; 28:19; Is 3:10
15A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, # Pr 16:2; 21:2
but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
16A fool’s displeasure is known at once,
but whoever ignores an insult is sensible. # Pr 11:13; 12:23; 17:9; 29:11
17Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right,
but a false witness, deceit. # Pr 6:19; 14:5,25
18There is one who speaks rashly,
like a piercing sword; # Ps 57:4
but the tongue of the wise brings healing. # Pr 4:22; 15:4
19Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment. # Ps 52:4-5; Pr 19:9
20Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy. # Pr 14:22
21No disaster overcomes the righteous, # Ps 91:10; 1Pt 3:13
but the wicked are full of misery.
22Lying lips are detestable to the Lord, # Rv 22:15
but faithful people are His delight. # Pr 3:32; 11:20; 15:8-9,26
23A shrewd person conceals knowledge,
but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity. # Pr 11:13; 12:16; 13:16; 15:2
24The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor. # Pr 10:4; 13:4; 19:15
25Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
but a good word cheers it up. # Ps 94:19; Pr 15:13; 16:24; Mt 6:25-34
26A righteous man is careful in dealing with his neighbor, # Or man guides his neighbor
but the ways of the wicked lead them astray. # Pr 14:22
27A lazy man doesn’t roast his game, # Pr 19:15,24; 26:15
but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious. # Pr 10:4; 13:4
28There is life in the path of righteousness,
but another path leads to death. # Or righteousness, and in its path there is no death # Pr 10:2; 13:14; 14:27

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