Proverbs 12:18-28 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, 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 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
21 No harm befalls 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 men who are truthful. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools 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 slave labor. 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, 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 man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions. 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.