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Proverbs 12

NLT 1 To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction. NIV 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. NLT 2 The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness. NIV 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man. NLT 3 Wickedness never brings stability; only the godly have deep roots. NIV 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. NLT 4 A worthy wife is her husband's joy and crown; a shameful wife saps his strength. NIV 4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. NLT 5 The plans of the godly are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous. NIV 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. NLT 6 The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush, but the words of the godly save lives. NIV 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. NLT 7 The wicked perish and are gone, but the children of the godly stand firm. NIV 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. NLT 8 Everyone admires a person with good sense, but a warped mind is despised. NIV 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised. NLT 9 It is better to be a nobody with a servant than to be self-important but have no food. NIV 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. NLT 10 The godly are concerned for the welfare of their animals, but even the kindness 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. NLT 11 Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time. NIV 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. NLT 12 Thieves are jealous of each other's loot, while the godly bear their own fruit. NIV 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. NLT 13 The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble. NIV 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble. NLT 14 People can get many good things by the words they say; the work of their hands also gives them many benefits. 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. NLT 15 Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others. NIV 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. NLT 16 A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. NIV 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. NLT 17 An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies. NIV 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. NLT 18 Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. NIV 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. NLT 19 Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed. NIV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. NLT 20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace! NIV 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. NLT 21 No real harm befalls the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. NIV 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. NLT 22 The LORD hates those who don't keep their word, but he delights in those who do. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. NLT 23 Wise people don't make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their folly. NIV 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly. NLT 24 Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. NIV 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. NLT 25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. NIV 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. NLT 26 The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray. NIV 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. NLT 27 Lazy people don't even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find. NIV 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions. NLT 28 The way of the godly leads to life; their path does not lead to death. NIV 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.