Proverbs 12 New American Standard Bible

12 1  Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge , But he who hates reproof is stupid .

2  A good man will obtain favor from the Lord , But He will condemn a man who devises evil .

3  A man will not be established by wickedness , But the root of the righteous will not be moved .

4  An excellent wife is the crown of her husband , But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones .

5  The thoughts of the righteous are just , But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful .

6  The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood , But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

7  The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand .

8  A man will be praised according to his insight , But one of perverse mind will be despised .

9  Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread .

10  A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal , But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel .

11  He who tills his land will have plenty of bread , But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense .

12  The wicked man desires the booty of evil men , But the root of the righteous yields fruit.

13  An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips , But the righteous will escape from trouble .

14  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.

15  The way of a fool is right in his own eyes , But a wise man is he who listens to counsel .

16  A fool's anger is known at once , But a prudent man conceals dishonor .

17  He who speaks truth tells what is right , But a false witness , deceit .

18  There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword , But the tongue of the wise brings healing .

19  Truthful lips will be established forever , But a lying tongue is only for a moment .

20  Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil , But counselors of peace have joy .

21  No e harm befalls the righteous , But the wicked are filled with trouble .

22  Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord , But those who deal faithfully are His delight .

23  A prudent man conceals knowledge , But the heart of fools proclaims folly .

24  The hand of the diligent will rule , But the slack hand will be put to forced labor .

25  Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down , But a good word makes it glad .

26  The righteous is a guide to his neighbor , But the way of the wicked leads them astray .

27  A lazy man does not roast his prey , But the precious possession of a man is diligence .

28  In the way of righteousness is life , And in its pathway there is no death .

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