Proverbs 12 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but those who hate to be rebuked are stupid. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 The good obtain favor from the Lord, but those who devise evil he condemns. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 No one finds security by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A good wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness 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 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 a deadly ambush, but the speech 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 will stand. 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 One is commended for good sense, but a perverse mind is despised. 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 be self-important and lack food. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 The righteous know the needs of their animals, but the mercy 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 Those who till their land will have plenty of food, but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 The wicked covet the proceeds of wickedness, 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 The evil are ensnared by the transgression of their lips, but the righteous escape 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 one is filled with good things, and manual labor has its reward. 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 their own way is right, but the wise listen to advice. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 Fools show their anger at once, but the prudent ignore an insult. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness speaks deceitfully. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 Deceit is in the mind of those who plan evil, but those who counsel peace have joy. 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
21 No harm happens 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 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 One who is clever conceals knowledge, but the mind of a fool broadcasts folly. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 The hand of 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 weighs down the human heart, but a good word cheers it up. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 The righteous gives good advice to friends, but the way of the wicked leads astray. 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 The lazy do not roast their game, but the diligent obtain precious wealth. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 In the path of righteousness there is life, in walking its path there is no death. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.