||English: New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 12 [Commentary] |
||Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
But he who hates reproof is stupid.
||A good man will obtain favor from the LORD,
But He will condemn a man who devises evil.
||A man will not be established by wickedness,
But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
||An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
||The thoughts of the righteous are just,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
||The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
||The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
But the house of the righteous will stand.
||A man will be praised according to his insight,
But one of perverse mind will be despised.
||Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant
Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.
||A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal,
But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
||He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
||The wicked man desires the booty of evil men,
But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
||An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
But the righteous will escape from trouble.
||A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words,
And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.
||The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
||A fool's anger is known at once,
But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
||He who speaks truth tells what is right,
But a false witness, deceit.
||There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
||Truthful lips will be established forever,
But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
||Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
But counselors of peace have joy.
||No harm befalls the righteous,
But the wicked are filled with trouble.
||Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
||A prudent man conceals knowledge,
But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
||The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.
||Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down,
But a good word makes it glad.
||The righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
||A lazy man does not roast his prey,
But the precious possession of a man is diligence.
||In the way of righteousness is life,
And in its pathway there is no death.
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