Proverbs 12 NAS

Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.

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    • a 12:1 - Or "instruction"
      2 A 1good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

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        • b 12:2 - Lit of "evil devices"
          3 A man will 2not be established by wickedness, But the root of the 3righteous will not be moved.

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          4 An 4excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like 5rottenness in his bones.

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          5 The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
          6 The 6words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the 7mouth of the upright will deliver them.

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          7 The 8wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the 9house of the righteous will stand.

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          8 A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.

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            • d 12:8 - Lit "heart"
              9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.
              10 A 10righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

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              11 He 11who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.

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              12 The 12wicked man desires the booty of evil men, But the root of the righteous 13yields fruit.

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              13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the 14righteous will escape from trouble.

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                • g 12:13 - Lit "In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare"
                  14 A man will be 15satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the 16deeds of a man's hands will return to him.

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                  15 The 17way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

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                  16 A 18fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

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                  17 He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.

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                    • i 12:17 - Lit "breathes"
                      18 There is one who 19speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the 20tongue of the wise brings healing.

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                      19 Truthful lips will be established forever, But a 21lying tongue is only for a moment.

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                      20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.
                      21 22No * harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.

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                      22 23Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.

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                      23 A 24prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

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                      24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be 25put to forced labor.

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                      25 26Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a 27good word makes it glad.

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                      26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
                      27 A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the 28precious possession of a man is diligence.

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                          28 29In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is no death.

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