Proverbs 12 RSVA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns. 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
3 A man is not established 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 counsels of the wicked are treacherous. 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 mouth of the upright delivers men. 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 A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of perverse mind is despised. 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.
9 Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself than one who plays the great man but lacks 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 has regard for the life of his beast, 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 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits has no sense. 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
12 The strong tower of the wicked comes to ruin, but the root of the righteous stands firm. 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble. 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
14 From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to 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 a wise man listens to advice. 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent man ignores an insult. 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
17 He who speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit. 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
18 There is one whose 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 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 those who devise evil, but those who plan good have joy. 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
21 No ill befalls 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 A prudent man conceals his knowledge, but fools proclaim their 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 slothful will be put to forced labor. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 A righteous man turns away from evil, 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 A slothful man will not catch his prey, but the diligent man will get precious wealth. 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
28 In the path of righteousness is life, but the way of error leads to death. 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.