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Proverbs 12 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 Wickedness never brings stability; only the godly have deep roots. 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A worthy wife is her husband's joy and crown; a shameful wife saps his strength. 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 godly 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 like a murderous ambush, but the words of the godly save lives. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 The wicked perish and are gone, but the children of the godly stand firm. 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 Everyone admires a person with good sense, but a warped mind is despised. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 It is better to be a nobody with a servant than to be self-important but have no food. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 The godly are concerned for the welfare of their animals, but even the kindness 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 Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 Thieves are jealous of each other's loot, while the godly bear their own fruit. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
14 People can get many good things by the words they say; the work of their hands also gives them many benefits. 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 think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace! 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
21 No real harm befalls the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 The LORD hates those who don't keep their word, but he delights in those who do. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 Wise people don't make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their folly. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray. 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 Lazy people don't even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 The way of the godly leads to life; their path does not lead to death. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.