Proverbs 12 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn . 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved . 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as 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 right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver 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 not: but the house of the righteous shall stand . 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 He that is despised , and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies 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 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto 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 fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 A fool's wrath is presently known : but a prudent man covereth shame. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment . 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule : but the slothful shall be under tribute. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop : but a good word maketh it glad . 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.