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Proverbs 12

WYC 1 He that loveth chastising, loveth knowing; but he that hateth blamings, is unwise. (He who loveth discipline, loveth knowledge; but he who hateth rebukes, is unwise.) NIV 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. WYC 2 He that is good, shall draw to himself (the) grace of the Lord (He who is good, shall draw favour to himself from the Lord); but he that trusteth in his (own) thoughts, doeth wickedly. NIV 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man. WYC 3 A man shall not be made strong by wickedness; and the root of just men shall not be moved. (No one is made strong by wickedness; but the roots of the righteous shall not be uprooted.) NIV 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. WYC 4 A diligent woman is a crown to her husband; and rot is in the bones of that woman, that doeth things worthy of confusion. (A diligent woman is a crown to her husband; but rot is in the bones of her, who doeth shameful things.) NIV 4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. WYC 5 The thoughts of just men be dooms; and the counsels of wicked men be guileful. (The thoughts of the righteous be lawful; and the plans of the wicked be deceitful/and the advice of the wicked is deceptive.) NIV 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. WYC 6 The words of wicked men set treason to blood; the mouth of just men shall deliver them. (The words of the wicked set ambush for blood; the words of the righteous shall save them.) NIV 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. WYC 7 (Over)Turn thou wicked men, and they shall not be; but the houses of just men shall dwell perfectly. (Overturn thou, or bring thou down, the wicked, and they shall not be; but the families of the righteous shall continue.) NIV 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. WYC 8 A man shall be known by his teaching; but he that is vain and heartless, shall be open to despising. NIV 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised. WYC 9 Better is a poor man, and sufficient (un)to himself, than (to be) a (self-)glorious man, and needy of bread. NIV 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. WYC 10 A just man knoweth the lives of his work beasts; but the entrails of wicked men be cruel. (A righteous person careth for the lives of his work beasts; but the hearts of the wicked be cruel.) NIV 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. WYC 11 He that worketh his land, shall be filled with loaves; but he that followeth idleness, is most fool(ish). He that is sweet, that is mild, liveth in temperances; and in his admonishings he forsaketh despisings (He who is humble, liveth temperately; and he forsaketh despisings in all of his admonishings). NIV 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. WYC 12 The desire of a wicked man is the memorial of worst things; but the root of just men shall increase. (The desires of the wicked be a memorial of the worst things; but the roots of the righteous shall increase, or shall go deeper.) NIV 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. WYC 13 For the sins of (his) lips, falling down nigheth to an evil man; but a just man shall escape from anguish (but the righteous shall escape from anguish). NIV 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble. WYC 14 Of the fruit of his mouth each man shall be [ful]filled with goods (A person shall be fulfilled with good things by the fruit of his mouth); and by the works of his hands it shall be yielded to him. 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. WYC 15 The way of a fool is rightful in his eyes; but he that is wise, heareth counsels (but he who is wise, listeneth to good advice). NIV 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. WYC 16 A fool showeth anon his ire; but he that dissembleth wrongs, is wise. (A fool showeth his anger at once; but he who overlooketh wrongs, is wise.) NIV 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. WYC 17 He that speaketh that, that he knoweth, is a judge of rightfulness; but he that lieth, is a guileful witness. (He who speaketh what he knoweth, is a just judge/is a judge of righteousness; but he who lieth, is a deceitful witness.) NIV 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. WYC 18 A man is that promiseth, and he is pricked as with the sword of conscience; but the tongue of wise men is health. (There is a person who speaketh, and his words cut like a sword; but the tongues of the wise give health.) NIV 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. WYC 19 The lip of truth shall be steadfast [into] without end; but he that is a sudden witness, maketh ready the tongue of leasing (but he who speaketh a ready answer, often haveth a lying tongue). NIV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. WYC 20 Guile is in the heart of them that think evils; but joy followeth them that make counsels of peace. NIV 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. WYC 21 Whatever befalleth to a just man, it shall not make him sorry; but wicked men shall be filled with evil. (Whatever befalleth to the righteous, shall not bring them sorrow, or grief; but the wicked shall be filled with evil.) NIV 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. WYC 22 False lips is abomination to the Lord; but they that do faithfully, please him. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. WYC 23 A fell man covereth knowing; and the heart of unwise men stirreth folly. (A clever person concealeth his knowledge; but the unwise tell out their foolishness.) NIV 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly. WYC 24 The hand of strong men shall have lordship; but the hand that is slow, shall serve to tributes. (The hand of the strong shall rule; but those who be lazy, shall become slaves.) NIV 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. WYC 25 Mourning in the heart of a just man shall make him meek; and he shall be made glad by a good word. (Mourning in the heart of a righteous person shall make him weak; but he shall be made happy by a good, or by a kind, word.) NIV 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. WYC 26 He that despiseth harm for a friend, is a just man; but the way of wicked men shall deceive them. (He who despiseth harm to a friend, is a righteous person; but the way of the wicked shall deceive them.) NIV 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. WYC 27 A guileful man shall not find winning; and the substance of (a diligent) man shall be (equal to) the price of gold, that is, preciouser than gold. (A deceitful, or a lazy, person shall not find winning; but the substance, or the reward, of a diligent person shall be equal to the price of gold, that is, shall be more precious than gold.) NIV 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions. WYC 28 Life is in the path of rightwiseness (Life is on the path of righteousness); but the wrong way leadeth to death. NIV 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.