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Proverbs 12 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He who loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates rebuke [is] stupid. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 The good obtains favor from Yahweh, but anyone who schemes, he condemns. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 A person will not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will not be moved. 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A woman of strength [is] the crown of her master, but like rot in his bones is she who brings shame. 4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous. 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of the wicked [are] an ambush of blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 The wicked are overthrown and {are no more}, but the house of the righteous shall stand. 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 For his mouth of good sense, a man will be recommended, but he who is of perverse {mind} will be despised. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 It is better to be lowly and a servant {to someone} than self-glorifying and lacking food. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 The righteous knows the life of his animal, but the compassion of the wicked 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 works his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows worthless things lacks {sense}. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 The wicked covets the proceeds of evil, but the root of the righteous {bears fruit}. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 By the transgression of lips, evil is ensnared, but the righteous escapes from trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes 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. 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 a fool is upright in his [own] eyes, but he who listens to advice [is] wise. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 As for a fool, {on that very day} he makes his anger known, but he who ignores an insult [is] prudent. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 He who will speak truth will reveal righteousness, but the witness of falsehood, deceit. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 There is one who speaks rashly, like the thrust of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 18 Reckless words pierce like 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. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 Deceit [is] in the heart of {those who plan} evil, but to {those who plan} 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 evil will happen} to the righteous, but the wicked are filled [with] trouble. 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 An abomination of Yahweh are lips of deceit, but they who act faithfully [are] his delight. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 A clever person conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fool announces folly. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 The hand of the diligent ones will rule, but the lazy will belong to forced labor. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 Anxiety in the heart of a man will weigh him down, but a good word will cheer him. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 A righteous person will seek out his neighbor, 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 The lazy will not roast his game, but diligence is the precious wealth of a man. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 On the road of righteousness is life, and [on] the way of the path, [may there be] no death. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.