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

Other Translations of Proverbs 12:10

New International Version

10 The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

English Standard Version

10 Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

The Message

10 Good people are good to their animals; the "good-hearted" bad people kick and abuse them.

New King James Version

10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

New Living Translation

10 The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:10

Commentary on Proverbs 12:10

(Read Proverbs 12:10)

A godly man would not put even an animal to needless pain. But the wicked often speak of others as well used, when they would not endure like treatment for a single day.