Proverbs 12 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay 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 advice of the wicked is deceitful. 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, 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 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 People are praised according to their prudence, and those with warped minds are despised. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and 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 righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 The wicked desire the plunder of evildoers, but the root of the righteous flourishes. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them 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 The way of fools seems right to them, 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 annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, 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 hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote 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 overtakes the righteous, 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 detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.