Proverbs 12 TNIV

1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.1

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2 Good people obtain favor from the LORD,2 but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.3

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3 No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.4

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4 A wife of noble character5 is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.6

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5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.7

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7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,8 but the house of the righteous stands firm.9

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8 People are praised according to their prudence, and those with warped10 minds are despised.

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9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 The righteous care for the needs of their animals,11 but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

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11 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.12

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12 The wicked desire the plundera of evildoers, but the root of the righteous flourishes.

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    • a 12:12 - Or "stronghold"
      13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk,13 and so the innocent escape trouble.14

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      14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,15 and the work of their hands brings them reward.16

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      15 The way of fools seems right to them,17 but the wise listen to advice.18

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      16 Fools19 show their annoyance at once,20 but the prudent overlook an insult.21

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      17 An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.22

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      18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,23 but the tongue of the wise brings healing.24

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      19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
      20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.25

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      21 No harm overtakes the righteous,26 but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

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      22 The LORD detests lying lips,27 but he delights28 in people who are trustworthy.29

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      23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves,30 but a fool's heart blurts out folly.31

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      24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.32

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      25 Anxiety weighs down the heart,33 but a kind word cheers it up.

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      26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.34

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      27 The lazy do not roastb any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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        • b 12:27 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
          28 In the way of righteousness there is life;35 along that path is immortality.

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