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The Proverbs

Chapter 12

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 in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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