Proverbs 12 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He who loves knowledge loves discipline, but he who hates correction is a boor. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 A good man obtains ADONAI's favor, but the schemer his condemnation. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 No one is made secure by wickedness, but the roots of the righteous will never be moved. 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A capable wife is a crown for her husband, but a shameful one is like rot 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 plans of the righteous are just, but the schemes of the wicked are deceitful. 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 Once the wicked are down, it's the end of them; but the house of the upright endures. 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 A person wins praise in keeping with his common sense, but a person with a warped mind is treated with contempt. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 Better to be despised and have a servant than to boast of one's status but have nothing to eat. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 A righteous man takes care of his animal, but the wicked? Even his compassion is cruel. 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 He who farms his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows futilities has no sense. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 The wicked covet the loot of evil men, but the root of the righteous gives forth of itself. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 The wicked is trapped by his own sinful speech, but the righteous finds a way out of trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
14 One can be filled with good as the result of one's words, and one gets the reward one's deeds deserve. 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 Fools suppose their way is straight, but the wise pay attention to advice. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 A fool's anger is known at once, but a cautious person slighted conceals his feelings. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 He who tells the truth furthers justice, but a false witness furthers deceit. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 Idle talk can pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise can heal. 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 Truthful words will stand forever, lying speech but a moment. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but for those advising 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 harm can come to the righteous, but the wicked are overwhelmed with disaster. 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 Lying lips are an abomination to ADONAI, but those who deal faithfully are his delight. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 A cautious person conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fool blurts out folly. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 The diligent will rule, while the lazy will be put to forced labor. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 Anxiety in a person's heart weighs him down, but a kind word cheers him up. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 The righteous guides his friend's way rightly, but the way of the wicked will lead them astray. 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 A lazy man doesn't roast what he hunted; but when a man is diligent, his wealth is precious. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 In the road of righteousness is life; no death is in its pathway. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.