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Proverbs 12

CEB 1 Those who love discipline love knowledge, and those who hate correction are stupid. NIV 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. CEB 2 The LORD favors good people, but he condemns schemers. NIV 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man. CEB 3 No one is established by wicked acts, but the roots of the righteous can't be disturbed. NIV 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. CEB 4 A strong woman is a crown to her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like rot 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. CEB 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the guidance of the wicked is deceptive. NIV 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. CEB 6 The words of the wicked are a deathtrap, but the speech of those who do right rescues them. NIV 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. CEB 7 The wicked are destroyed and are no more, but the family of the righteous will endure. NIV 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. CEB 8 A person is praised for his insight, but a warped mind leads to contempt. NIV 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised. CEB 9 Better to be held in low regard and have a servant than to be conceited and lack food. NIV 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. CEB 10 The righteous care about their livestock's needs, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel. NIV 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. CEB 11 Those who work their land will have plenty to eat, but those who engage in empty pursuits have no sense. NIV 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. CEB 12 Desiring evil is a trap for the wicked, but the root of the righteous endures. NIV 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. CEB 13 The wicked are trapped by the transgressions of their lips, but the righteous escape from distress. NIV 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble. CEB 14 From the fruit of their speech, people are well satisfied; their work results in reward. 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. CEB 15 Fools see their own way as right, but the wise listen to advice. NIV 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. CEB 16 Fools reveal their anger right away, but the shrewd hide their contempt. NIV 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. CEB 17 Those who state the truth speak justly, but a false witness deceives. NIV 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. CEB 18 Some chatter on like a stabbing sword, but a wise tongue heals. NIV 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. CEB 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only for a moment. NIV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. CEB 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who plan evil, but there is joy for those who advise peace. NIV 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. CEB 21 No harm happens to the righteous, but the wicked receive their fill of trouble. NIV 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. CEB 22 The LORD detests false lips; he favors those who do what is true. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. CEB 23 The shrewd conceal their knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims their stupidity. NIV 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly. CEB 24 A hard worker is in charge, while a lazy one will be sentenced to hard labor. NIV 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. CEB 25 Anxiety leads to depression, but a good word encourages. NIV 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. CEB 26 The righteous offer guidance to their neighbors, but the path of the wicked makes them wander. NIV 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. CEB 27 The lazy don't roast their prey, but hard workers receive precious riches. NIV 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions. CEB 28 The way of the righteous leads to life, but the detestable path leads to death. NIV 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.