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Proverbs 12

BBE 1 A lover of training is a lover of knowledge; but a hater of teaching is like a beast. NIV 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. BBE 2 A good man has grace in the eyes of the Lord; but the man of evil designs gets punishment from him. NIV 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man. BBE 3 No man will make himself safe through evil-doing; but the root of upright men will never be moved. NIV 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. BBE 4 A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband; but she whose behaviour is a cause of shame is like a wasting disease in his bones. NIV 4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. BBE 5 The purposes of upright men are right, but the designs of evil-doers are deceit. NIV 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. BBE 6 The words of sinners are destruction for the upright; but the mouth of upright men is their salvation. NIV 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. BBE 7 Evil-doers are overturned and never seen again, but the house of upright men will keep its place. NIV 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. BBE 8 A man will be praised in the measure of his wisdom, but a wrong-minded man will be looked down on. NIV 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised. BBE 9 He who is of low position and has a servant, is better than one who has a high opinion of himself and is in need of bread. NIV 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. BBE 10 An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evil-doers are cruel. NIV 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. BBE 11 He who does work on his land will not be short of bread; but he who goes after foolish men is without sense. NIV 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. BBE 12 The resting-place of the sinner will come to destruction, but the root of upright men is for ever. NIV 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. BBE 13 In the sin of the lips is a net which takes the sinner, but the upright man will come out of trouble. NIV 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble. BBE 14 From the fruit of his mouth will a man have good food in full measure, and the work of a man's hands will be rewarded. NIV 14 From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him. BBE 15 The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions. NIV 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. BBE 16 A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret. NIV 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. BBE 17 The breathing out of true words gives knowledge of righteousness; but a false witness gives out deceit. NIV 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. BBE 18 There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again. NIV 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. BBE 19 True lips are certain for ever, but a false tongue is only for a minute. NIV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. BBE 20 Deceit is in the heart of those whose designs are evil, but for those purposing peace there is joy. NIV 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. BBE 21 No trouble will come to upright men, but sinners will be full of evil. NIV 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. BBE 22 False lips are hated by the Lord, but those whose acts are true are his delight. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. BBE 23 A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts. NIV 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly. BBE 24 The hand of the ready worker will have authority, but he who is slow in his work will be put to forced work. NIV 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. BBE 25 Care in the heart of a man makes it weighted down, but a good word makes it glad. NIV 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. BBE 26 The upright man is a guide to his neighbour, but the way of evil-doers is a cause of error to them. NIV 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. BBE 27 He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth. NIV 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions. BBE 28 In the road of righteousness is life, but the way of the evil-doer goes to death. NIV 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.