1 He who loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates rebuke [is] stupid.
2 The good obtains favor from Yahweh, but anyone who schemes, he condemns.
3 A person will not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will not be moved.
4 A woman of strength [is] the crown of her master, but like rot in his bones is she who brings shame.

References for Proverbs 12:4

    • a 12:4 - Or "honor"
    • b 12:4 - Or "lord, owner"
      5 The thoughts of the righteous are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous.

      References for Proverbs 12:5

        • c 12:5 - Hebrew "is"
          6 The words of the wicked [are] an ambush of blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.
          7 The wicked are overthrown and {are no more}, but the house of the righteous shall stand.

          References for Proverbs 12:7

            • d 12:7 - Literally "there is no them"
              8 For his mouth of good sense, a man will be recommended, but he who is of perverse {mind} will be despised.

              References for Proverbs 12:8

                • e 12:8 - Literally "heart"
                  9 It is better to be lowly and a servant {to someone} than self-glorifying and lacking food.

                  References for Proverbs 12:9

                    • f 12:9 - Literally "for him," "[belonging] to him"
                      10 The righteous knows the life of his animal, but the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

                      References for Proverbs 12:10

                        • g 12:10 - Or "soul," or "inner self"
                        • h 12:10 - Hebrew "compassions"
                          11 He who works his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows worthless things lacks {sense}.

                          References for Proverbs 12:11

                            • i 12:11 - Literally "heart"
                              12 The wicked covets the proceeds of evil, but the root of the righteous {bears fruit}.

                              References for Proverbs 12:12

                                • j 12:12 - Literally "gives, sets up"
                                  13 By the transgression of lips, evil is ensnared, but the righteous escapes from trouble.
                                  14 From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he is filled with good, and the reward of {a man's labor} will return to him.

                                  References for Proverbs 12:14

                                    • k 12:14 - Literally "the hands of a man"
                                      15 The way of a fool is upright in his [own] eyes, but he who listens to advice [is] wise.
                                      16 As for a fool, {on that very day} he makes his anger known, but he who ignores an insult [is] prudent.

                                      References for Proverbs 12:16

                                        • l 12:16 - Literally "on the day"
                                          17 He who will speak truth will reveal righteousness, but the witness of falsehood, deceit.
                                          18 There is one who speaks rashly, like the thrust of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
                                          19 A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.
                                          20 Deceit [is] in the heart of {those who plan} evil, but to {those who plan} peace, [there is] joy.

                                          References for Proverbs 12:20

                                            • m 12:20 - Or "mind"
                                            • n 12:20 - Literally "the planners of"
                                            • o 12:20 - Literally "the planners of"
                                              21 {No evil will happen} to the righteous, but the wicked are filled [with] trouble.

                                              References for Proverbs 12:21

                                                • p 12:21 - Literally "All evil will not happen"
                                                  22 An abomination of Yahweh are lips of deceit, but they who act faithfully [are] his delight.
                                                  23 A clever person conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fool announces folly.

                                                  References for Proverbs 12:23

                                                      24 The hand of the diligent ones will rule, but the lazy will belong to forced labor.
                                                      25 Anxiety in the heart of a man will weigh him down, but a good word will cheer him.

                                                      References for Proverbs 12:25

                                                          26 A righteous person will seek out his neighbor, but the way of the wicked will lead them astray.
                                                          27 The lazy will not roast his game, but diligence is the precious wealth of a man.
                                                          28 On the road of righteousness is life, and [on] the way of the path, [may there be] no death.