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Proverbs 12

12:1 Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof [is] brutish.  12:2 The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.  12:3 A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.  12:4 A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones [is] one causing shame.  12:5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] justice, The counsels of the wicked--deceit.  12:6 The words of the wicked [are] : `Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.  12:7 Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.  12:8 According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.  12:9 Better [is] the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.  12:10 The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.  12:11 Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied [with] bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,  12:12 The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.  12:13 In transgression of the lips [is] the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.  12:14 From the fruit of the mouth [is] one satisfied [with] good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.  12:15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel [is] wise.  12:16 The fool--in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.  12:17 Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness--deceit.  12:18 A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.  12:19 The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment--a tongue of falsehood.  12:20 Deceit [is] in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace [is] joy.  12:21 No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.  12:22 An abomination to Jehovah [are] lying lips, And stedfast doers [are] his delight.  12:23 A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.  12:24 The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.  12:25 Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.  12:26 The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.  12:27 The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.  12:28 In the path of righteousness [is] life, And in the way of [that] path [is] no death! 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain