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The Book of Proverbs

Chapter 12


1
He that loveth correction, loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof, is foolish.

2
He that is good, shall draw grace from the Lord: but he that trusteth in his own devices, doth wickedly.

3
Man shall not be strengthened by wickedness: and the root of the just shall not be moved.

4
A diligent woman is a crown to her husband: and she that doth things worthy of confusion, is as rottenness in his bones.

5
The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

6
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: the mouth of the just shall deliver them.

7
Turn the wicked, and they shall not be: but the house of the just shall stand firm.

8
A man shall be known by his learning: but he that is vain and foolish, shall be exposed to contempt.

9
Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that is glorious and wanteth bread.

10
The just regardeth the lives of his beasts: but the bowels of the wicked are cruel.

11
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that pursueth idleness is very foolish.

12
He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds.

12
The desire of the wicked is the fortification of evil men: but the root of the just shall prosper.

13
For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil man: but the just shall escape out of distress.

14
By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.

15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsels.

16
A fool immediately sheweth his anger: but he that dissembleth injuries is wise.

17
He that speaketh that which he knoweth, sheweth forth justice: but he that lieth, is a deceitful witness.

18
There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.

19
The lip of truth shall be steadfast for ever: but he that is a hasty witness, frameth a lying tongue.

20
Deceit is in the heart of them that think evil things: but joy followeth them that take counsels of peace.

21
Whatsoever shall befall the just man, shall not make him sad: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

22
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal faithfully, please him.

23
A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.

24
The hand of the valiant shall bear rule: but that which is slothful shall be under tribute.

25
Grief in the heart of a man shall bring him low, but with a good word he shall be made glad.

26
He that neglecteth a loss for the sake of a friend, is just: but the way of the wicked shall deceive them.

27
The deceitful man shall not find gain: but the substance of a just man shall be precious gold.

28
In the path of justice is life: but the bye-way leadeth to death.

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