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Proverbs 12

MSG 1 If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it - how shortsighted to refuse correction! NIV 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. MSG 2 A good person basks in the delight of God, and he wants nothing to do with devious schemers. NIV 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man. MSG 3 You can't find firm footing in a swamp, but life rooted in God stands firm. NIV 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. MSG 4 A hearty wife invigorates her husband, but a frigid woman is cancer in the bones. NIV 4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. MSG 5 The thinking of principled people makes for justice; the plots of degenerates corrupt. NIV 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. MSG 6 The words of the wicked kill; the speech of the upright saves. NIV 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. MSG 7 Wicked people fall to pieces - there's nothing to them; the homes of good people hold together. NIV 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. MSG 8 A person who talks sense is honored; airheads are held in contempt. NIV 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised. MSG 9 Better to be ordinary and work for a living than act important and starve in the process. NIV 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. MSG 10 Good people are good to their animals; the "good-hearted" bad people kick and abuse them. NIV 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. MSG 11 The one who stays on the job has food on the table; the witless chase whims and fancies. NIV 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. MSG 12 What the wicked construct finally falls into ruin, while the roots of the righteous give life, and more life. Wise People Take Advice NIV 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. MSG 13 The gossip of bad people gets them in trouble; the conversation of good people keeps them out of it. NIV 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble. MSG 14 Well-spoken words bring satisfaction; well-done work has its own 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. MSG 15 Fools are headstrong and do what they like; wise people take advice. NIV 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. MSG 16 Fools have short fuses and explode all too quickly; the prudent quietly shrug off insults. NIV 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. MSG 17 Truthful witness by a good person clears the air, but liars lay down a smoke screen of deceit. NIV 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. MSG 18 Rash language cuts and maims, but there is healing in the words of the wise. NIV 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. MSG 19 Truth lasts; lies are here today, gone tomorrow. NIV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. MSG 20 Evil scheming distorts the schemer; peace-planning brings joy to the planner. NIV 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. MSG 21 No evil can overwhelm a good person, but the wicked have their hands full of it. NIV 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. MSG 22 God can't stomach liars; he loves the company of those who keep their word. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. MSG 23 Prudent people don't flaunt their knowledge; talkative fools broadcast their silliness. NIV 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly. MSG 24 The diligent find freedom in their work; the lazy are oppressed by work. NIV 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. MSG 25 Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up. NIV 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. MSG 26 A good person survives misfortune, but a wicked life invites disaster. NIV 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. MSG 27 A lazy life is an empty life, but "early to rise" gets the job done. NIV 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions. MSG 28 Good men and women travel right into life; sin's detours take you straight to hell. NIV 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.