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|See commentary, How Then Shall We Live?, Proverbs 11-14 | See Bible Dictionary|
Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
12:1 Whoever loves correction loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
12:2 A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh,
but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.
12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
12:4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband,
but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.
12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are just,
but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
12:6 The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.
12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are no more,
but the house of the righteous shall stand.
12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom,
but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.
12:9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant,
than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.
12:10 A righteous man respects the life of his animal,
but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
12:11 He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread,
but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.
12:12 The wicked desires the plunder of evil men,
but the root of the righteous flourishes.
12:13 An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips,
but the righteous shall come out of trouble.
12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth.
The work of a manís hands shall be rewarded to him.
12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but he who is wise listens to counsel.
12:16 A fool shows his annoyance the same day,
but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.
12:17 He who is truthful testifies honestly,
but a false witness lies.
12:18 There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword,
but the tongue of the wise heals.
12:19 Truthís lips will be established forever,
but a lying tongue is only momentary.
12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil,
but joy comes to the promoters of peace.
12:21 No mischief shall happen to the righteous,
but the wicked shall be filled with evil.
12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh,
but those who do the truth are his delight.
12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge,
but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.
12:24 The hands of the diligent ones shall rule,
but laziness ends in slave labor.
12:25 Anxiety in a manís heart weighs it down,
but a kind word makes it glad.
12:26 A righteous person is cautious in friendship,
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
12:27 The slothful man doesnít roast his game,
but the possessions of diligent men are prized.
12:28 In the way of righteousness is life;
in its path there is no death.