Proverbs 12 CSB

1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but one who hates correction is stupid.a

References for Proverbs 12:1

    • a 12:1 - Pr 3:11; 5:11-13; 15:5,31-32
      2 The good obtain favor from the Lord, but He condemns a man who schemes.b

      References for Proverbs 12:2

        • b 12:2 - Pr 14:17; 24:8
          3 Man cannot be made secure by wickedness, but the root of the righteous is immovable.c

          References for Proverbs 12:3

            • c 12:3 - Pr 10:30; Ps 16:8; 21:7
              4 A capable wifed is her husband's crown,e but a wife who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.f

              References for Proverbs 12:4

                • d 12:4 - Or A wife of quality, or A wife of good character
                • e 12:4 - Pr 18:22; 19:14; 31:10
                • f 12:4 - Pr 14:30
                  5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] just, but guidance from the wicked [leads to] deceit.
                  6 The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
                  7 The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the house of the righteous will stand.g

                  References for Proverbs 12:7

                    • g 12:7 - Pr 10:25; Ps 103:17-18; Mt 7:24-27
                      8 A man is praised for his insight, but a twisted mind is despised.
                      9 Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant, than to act important but have no food.h

                      References for Proverbs 12:9

                        • h 12:9 - Pr 11:24; 13:7
                          10 A righteous man cares about his animal's health,i but [even] the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.

                          References for Proverbs 12:10

                              11 The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.j

                              References for Proverbs 12:11

                                  12 The wicked desire what evil men have,k but the root of the righteous produces [fruit].

                                  References for Proverbs 12:12

                                    • k 12:12 - Or desire a stronghold of evil
                                      13 An evil man is trapped by [his] rebellious speech,l but the righteous escapes from trouble.m

                                      References for Proverbs 12:13

                                        • l 12:13 - Pr 10:14; 13:3; 18:7
                                        • m 12:13 - Pr 21:23; 29:6
                                          14 A man will be satisfied with good by the words of his mouth, and the work of a man's hands will reward him.n

                                          References for Proverbs 12:14

                                            • n 12:14 - Pr 1:31; 18:20; 28:19
                                              15 A fool's way is right in his own eyes,o but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

                                              References for Proverbs 12:15

                                                • o 12:15 - Pr 16:2; 21:2
                                                  16 A fool's displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.p

                                                  References for Proverbs 12:16

                                                    • p 12:16 - Pr 11:13; 12:23; 17:9
                                                      17 Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right, but a false witness, deceit.q

                                                      References for Proverbs 12:17

                                                        • q 12:17 - Pr 6:19; 14:5,25
                                                          18 There is one who speaks rashly,r like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise [brings] healing.

                                                          References for Proverbs 12:18

                                                              19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue, only a moment.
                                                              20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.s

                                                              References for Proverbs 12:20

                                                                  21 No disaster [overcomes] the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery.
                                                                  22 Lying lips are detestable to the Lord, but faithful people are His delight.t

                                                                  References for Proverbs 12:22

                                                                    • t 12:22 - Pr 3:32; 11:20; 15:8-9, 26
                                                                      23 A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.u

                                                                      References for Proverbs 12:23

                                                                        • u 12:23 - Pr 11:13; 12:16
                                                                          24 The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.v

                                                                          References for Proverbs 12:24

                                                                            • v 12:24 - Pr 10:4; 13:4; 19:15
                                                                              25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.w

                                                                              References for Proverbs 12:25

                                                                                • w 12:25 - Pr 16:24; Ps 94:19; Mt 6:25-34
                                                                                  26 A righteous man is careful in dealing with his neighbor,x but the ways of wicked men lead them astray.y

                                                                                  References for Proverbs 12:26

                                                                                    • x 12:26 - Or man guides his neighbor
                                                                                    • y 12:26 - Pr 14:22
                                                                                      27 A lazy man doesn't roast his game,z but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.{

                                                                                      References for Proverbs 12:27

                                                                                        • z 12:27 - Pr 19:15,24; 26:15
                                                                                        • { 12:27 - Pr 10:4; 13:4
                                                                                          28 There is life in the path of righteousness, but another path leads to death.| }

                                                                                          References for Proverbs 12:28

                                                                                            • | 12:28 - Or righteousness, and in its path there is no death
                                                                                            • } 12:28 - Pr 10:2; 13:14; 14:27