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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 whoever hates correction is stupid. NLT 2 The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness. NIV 2 Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes. NLT 3 Wickedness never brings stability, but the godly have deep roots. NIV 3 No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. NLT 4 A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones. 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 die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm. NIV 7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. NLT 8 A sensible person wins admiration, but a warped mind is despised. NIV 8 A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised. NLT 9 Better to be an ordinary person 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 care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel. NIV 10 The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. NLT 11 A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense. NIV 11 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense. NLT 12 Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit. NIV 12 The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures. NLT 13 The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble. NIV 13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble. NLT 14 Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards. NIV 14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward. NLT 15 Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. NIV 15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. NLT 16 A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. NIV 16 Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. NLT 17 An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies. NIV 17 An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. NLT 18 Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. NIV 18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. NLT 19 Truthful words stand the test of time, but 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 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. NLT 21 No harm comes to the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. NIV 21 No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. NLT 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth. NIV 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. NLT 23 The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness. NIV 23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool’s heart 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 forced labor. NLT 25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. NIV 25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. NLT 26 The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray. NIV 26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, 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 do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt. NLT 28 The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death. NIV 28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

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