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Proverbs 12 (The Darby Translation)

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1 Whoso loveth discipline loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2 A good [man] obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous devices will he condemn. 3 A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4 A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are right; a the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6 The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 7 Overthrow the wicked, and they are no [more]; but the house of the righteous shall stand. 8 A man is commended according to his wisdom; b but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised. 9 Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. 10 A righteous man is concerned for the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless is void of understanding. 12 The wicked desireth the net c of evil [men]; but the root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit]. 13 In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of trouble. 14 A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel. 16 The vexation of the fool is presently d known; but a prudent [man] covereth shame. 17 He that uttereth e truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit. 18 There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health. 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy. 21 There shall no evil happen to a righteous [man]; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 22 Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; but they that deal truly are his delight. 23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of the foolish proclaimeth folly. 24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] shall be under tribute. 25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad. 26 The righteous guideth his neighbour; but the way of the wicked misleadeth them. 27 The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent. 28 In the path of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
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