Proverbs 12:16-28 ESV

16 1The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

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17 2Whoever speaksa the truth gives honest evidence, but 3a false witness utters deceit.

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    • Ž 12:17 - Hebrew breathes out
      18 4There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings 5healing.

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      19 Truthful lips endure forever, but 6a lying tongue is but for a moment.

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      20 Deceit is in the heart of 7those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.

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      21 8No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.

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      22 9Lying lips are 10an abomination to the LORD, 11but those who act faithfully are his delight.

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      23 12A prudent man conceals knowledge, 13but the heart of fools proclaims folly.

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      24 14The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be 15put to forced labor.

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      25 16Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

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      26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,b but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

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        •  12:26 - Or The righteous chooses his friends carefully
          27 17Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.c

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            •  12:27 - Or but diligence is precious wealth
              28 18In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.

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