World English Bible
Proverbs, Chapter 12

   1: Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
   2: A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh, But he will condemn a man of wicked devices.
   3: A man shall not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
   4: A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, But a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.
   5: The thoughts of the righteous are just. The advice of the wicked is deceitful.
   6: The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, But the speech of the upright rescues them.
   7: The wicked are overthrown, and are no more, But the house of the righteous shall stand.
   8: A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, But he who has a warped mind shall 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 regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
   11: He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, But he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.
   12: The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, But the root of the righteous flourishes.
   13: An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, But the righteous shall come out of trouble.
   14: A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The doings of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him.
   15: The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who is wise listens to counsel.
   16: A fool shows his annoyance the same day, But one who overlooks an insult is prudent.
   17: He who is truthful testifies honestly, But a false witness lies.
   18: There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, But the tongue of the wise heals.
   19: Truth's lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only momentary.
   20: Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, But joy comes to the promoters of peace.
   21: No mischief shall happen to the righteous, But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
   22: Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, But those who do the truth are his delight.
   23: A prudent man keeps his knowledge, But the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.
   24: The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, But laziness ends in slave labor.
   25: Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a kind word makes it glad.
   26: The righteous is cautious in friendship, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
   27: The slothful man doesn't roast his game, But the possessions of diligent men are prized.
   28: In the way of righteousness is life; In its path there is no death.

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