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Proverbs 12 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Anyone who loves to be trained loves knowledge. Anyone who hates to be corrected is stupid. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 The LORD blesses anyone who does good. But he judges any man who is tricky. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 If a man does what is evil, he can't become strong and steady. But if people do what is right, they can't be removed from the land. 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A noble wife is her husband's crown. But a wife who brings shame is like sickness 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 godly people are right. But the advice of sinners will lead you the wrong way. 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of those who are evil hide and wait to spill people's blood. But the speech of those who are honest saves them from traps like that. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 Sinners are destroyed and taken away. But the houses of godly people stand firm. 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 A man is praised for how wise he is. But people hate those who have twisted minds. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 Being nobody and having a servant is better than pretending to be somebody and having no food. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 Those who do what is right take good care of their animals. But the kindest acts of those who do wrong are mean. 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 Anyone who farms his land will have plenty of food. But a person who chases dreams has no sense. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 Those who do what is wrong want to steal from others. But those who do what is right bear good fruit because of their deep roots. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 A sinner is trapped by his sinful talk. But a godly person escapes trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
14 Many good things come from what a man says. And the work of his hands rewards 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 foolish person seems right to him. But a wise person listens to advice. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 Foolish people are easily upset. But wise people pay no attention to hurtful words. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 An honest witness tells the truth. But a dishonest witness tells lies. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 Thoughtless words cut like a sword. But the tongue of wise people brings healing. 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 Truthful words last forever. But lies last for only a moment. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 There are lies in the hearts of those who plan evil. But there is joy for those who work to bring peace. 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
21 No harm comes to godly people. But sinners have all the trouble they can handle. 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 The LORD hates those whose lips tell lies. But he is pleased with people who tell the truth. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 Wise people keep their knowledge to themselves. But the hearts of foolish people shout foolish things. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 Hands that work hard will rule. But people who don't want to work will become slaves. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 Worry makes a man's heart heavy. But a kind word cheers him up. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 Godly people are careful about the friends they choose. But the way of sinners leads them down the wrong path. 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 Anyone who refuses to work doesn't even cook what he catches. But a man who works hard values what he has. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 There is life in doing what is right. Along that path you will never die. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.