12 The wicked desireth the net [1] of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

Other Translations of Proverbs 12:12

New International Version

12 The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures.

English Standard Version

12 Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.

The Message

12 What the wicked construct finally falls into ruin, while the roots of the righteous give life, and more life. Wise People Take Advice

New King James Version

12 The wicked covet the catch of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.

New Living Translation

12 Thieves are jealous of each other's loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:12

Commentary on Proverbs 12:12

(Read Proverbs 12:12)

When the ungodly see others prosper by sin, they wish they could act in the same way. But the root of Divine grace, in the heart of the righteous, produces other desires and purposes.