Proverbs 12 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Whoever loves discipline loves to learn, but whoever hates correction is a dumb animal. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 A good person obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns everyone who schemes. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 A person cannot stand firm on a foundation of wickedness, and the roots of righteous people cannot be moved. 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A wife with strength of character is the crown of her husband, but the wife who disgraces him is like bone cancer. 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 righteous people are fair. The advice of wicked people is treacherous. 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of wicked people are a deadly ambush, but the words of decent people rescue. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 Overthrow wicked people, and they are no more, but the families of righteous people continue to stand. 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 A person will be praised based on his insight, but whoever has a twisted mind will be despised. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 Better to be unimportant and have a slave than to act important and have nothing to eat. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 A righteous person cares [even] about the life of his animals, but the compassion of wicked people is [nothing but] cruelty. 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 Whoever works his land will have plenty to eat, but the one who chases unrealistic dreams has no sense. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 A wicked person delights in setting a trap for [other] evil people, but the roots of righteous people produce [fruit]. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 An evil person is trapped by his own sinful talk, but a righteous person escapes from trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
14 One person enjoys good things as a result of his speaking ability. Another is paid according to what his hands have accomplished. 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 A stubborn fool considers his own way the right one, but a person who listens to advice is wise. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 When a stubborn fool is irritated, he shows it immediately, but a sensible person hides the insult. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 A truthful witness speaks honestly, but a lying witness speaks deceitfully. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 Careless words stab like a sword, but the words of wise people bring healing. 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 The word of truth lasts forever, but lies last 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 joy belongs to those who advise peace. 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
21 No [lasting] harm comes to a righteous person, but wicked people have lots of trouble. 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 Lips that lie are disgusting to the LORD, but honest people are his delight. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 A sensible person [discreetly] hides knowledge, but foolish minds preach stupidity. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 Hard-working hands gain control, but lazy hands do slave labor. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 A person's anxiety will weigh him down, but an encouraging word makes him joyful. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 A righteous person looks out for his neighbor, but the path of wicked people leads others astray. 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 A lazy hunter does not catch his prey, but a hard-working person becomes wealthy. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 Everlasting life is on the way of righteousness. Eternal death is not along its path. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.