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Proverbs 12

YLT 1 Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof [is] brutish. NIV 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. YLT 2 The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth. NIV 2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man. YLT 3 A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved. NIV 3 A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. YLT 4 A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones [is] one causing shame. NIV 4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. YLT 5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit. NIV 5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. YLT 6 The words of the wicked [are]: `Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them. NIV 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. YLT 7 Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth. NIV 7 Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. YLT 8 According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised. NIV 8 A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised. YLT 9 Better [is] the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread. NIV 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. YLT 10 The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked [are] cruel. NIV 10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. YLT 11 Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied [with] bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart, NIV 11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. YLT 12 The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth. NIV 12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. YLT 13 In transgression of the lips [is] the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress. NIV 13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble. YLT 14 From the fruit of the mouth [is] one satisfied [with] good, And the deed of man's hands returneth 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. YLT 15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel [is] wise. NIV 15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. YLT 16 The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame. NIV 16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. YLT 17 Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit. NIV 17 A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. YLT 18 A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing. NIV 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. YLT 19 The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood. NIV 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. YLT 20 Deceit [is] in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace [is] joy. NIV 20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. YLT 21 No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil. NIV 21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. YLT 22 An abomination to Jehovah [are] lying lips, And stedfast doers [are] his delight. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. YLT 23 A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly. NIV 23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly. YLT 24 The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary. NIV 24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. YLT 25 Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad. NIV 25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. YLT 26 The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err. NIV 26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. YLT 27 The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious. NIV 27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions. YLT 28 In the path of righteousness [is] life, And in the way of [that] path [is] no death! NIV 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.