Proverbs 12 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A lover of training is a lover of knowledge; but a hater of teaching is like a beast. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 A good man has grace in the eyes of the Lord; but the man of evil designs gets punishment from him. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 No man will make himself safe through evil-doing; but the root of upright men will never be moved. 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband; but she whose behaviour is a cause of shame is like a wasting disease in his bones. 4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
5 The purposes of upright men are right, but the designs of evil-doers are deceit. 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of sinners are destruction for the upright; but the mouth of upright men is their salvation. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 Evil-doers are overturned and never seen again, but the house of upright men will keep its place. 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 A man will be praised in the measure of his wisdom, but a wrong-minded man will be looked down on. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 He who is of low position and has a servant, is better than one who has a high opinion of himself and is in need of bread. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evil-doers are cruel. 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 He who does work on his land will not be short of bread; but he who goes after foolish men is without sense. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 The resting-place of the sinner will come to destruction, but the root of upright men is for ever. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 In the sin of the lips is a net which takes the sinner, but the upright man will come out of trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
14 From the fruit of his mouth will a man have good food in full measure, and the work of a man's hands will be rewarded. 14 From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.
15 The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 The breathing out of true words gives knowledge of righteousness; but a false witness gives out deceit. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again. 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 True lips are certain for ever, but a false tongue is only for a minute. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those whose designs are evil, but for those purposing peace there is joy. 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
21 No trouble will come to upright men, but sinners will be full of evil. 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 False lips are hated by the Lord, but those whose acts are true are his delight. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 The hand of the ready worker will have authority, but he who is slow in his work will be put to forced work. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 Care in the heart of a man makes it weighted down, but a good word makes it glad. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 The upright man is a guide to his neighbour, but the way of evil-doers is a cause of error to them. 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 In the road of righteousness is life, but the way of the evil-doer goes to death. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.