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Proverbs 11

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Chapter 12

1

 

 Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; But he that hateth reproof is brutish. 

 

 


2

 

 A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah; But a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 

 

 


3

 

 A man shall not be established by wickedness; But the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 

 

 


4

 

 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband; But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 

 

 


5

 

 The thoughts of the righteous are just; [But] the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 

 

 


6

 

 The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 

 

 


7

 

 The wicked are overthrown, and are not; But the house of the righteous shall stand. 

 

 


8

 

 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; But he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. 

 

 


9

 

 Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread. 

 

 


10

 

 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 

 

 


11

 

 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain [persons] is void of understanding. 

 

 


12

 

 The wicked desireth the net of evil men; But the root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit]. 

 

 


13

 

 In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man; But the righteous shall come out of trouble. 

 

 


14

 

 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. 

 

 


15

 

 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel. 

 

 


16

 

 A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man concealeth shame. 

 

 


17

 

 He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness; But a false witness, deceit. 

 

 


18

 

 There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health. 

 

 


19

 

 The lip of truth shall be established for ever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment. 

 

 


20

 

 Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; But to the counsellors of peace is joy. 

 

 


21

 

 There shall no mischief happen to the righteous; But the wicked shall be filled with evil. 

 

 


22

 

 Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; But they that deal truly are his delight. 

 

 


23

 

 A prudent man concealeth knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 

 

 


24

 

 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; But the slothful shall be put under taskwork. 

 

 


25

 

 Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop; But a good word maketh it glad. 

 

 


26

 

 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor; But the way of the wicked causeth them to err. 

 

 


27

 

 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting; But the precious substance of men [is to] the diligent. 

 

 


28

 

 In the way of righteousness is life; And in the pathway thereof there is no death. 

 

 


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