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Proverbs 12:7-27

7 1The wicked are 2overthrown and are no more, 3but the house of the righteous will stand.
8 A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is 4despised.
9 Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.
10 5Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
11 6Whoever works his land 7will have plenty of bread, 8but he who follows 9worthless pursuits lacks sense.
12 Whoever is wicked covets 10the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
13 An evil man is ensnared 11by the transgression of his lips, 12but the righteous escapes from trouble.
14 From the fruit of his mouth 13a man is satisfied with good, 14and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
15 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
16 16The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.
17 17Whoever speaksa the truth gives honest evidence, but 18a false witness utters deceit.
18 19There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings 20healing.
19 Truthful lips endure forever, but 21a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of 22those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.
21 23No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.
22 24Lying lips are 25an abomination to the LORD, 26but those who act faithfully are his delight.
23 27A prudent man conceals knowledge, 28but the heart of fools proclaims folly.
24 29The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be 30put to forced labor.
25 31Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,b but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 32Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.c
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