Darby's English Translation

Proverbs 11

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Chapter 12

1

 

 Whoso loveth discipline loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 

 

 


2

 

 A good [man] obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous 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 woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 

 

 


5

 

 The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 

 

 


6

 

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

 

 


7

 

 Overthrow the wicked, and they are no [more]; but the house of the righteous shall stand. 

 

 


8

 

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

 

 


9

 

 Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. 

 

 


10

 

 A righteous man is concerned for the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 

 

 


11

 

 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless 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 an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of trouble. 

 

 


14

 

 A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense 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

 

 The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent [man] covereth shame. 

 

 


17

 

 He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit. 

 

 


18

 

 There is that babbleth 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 evil happen to a righteous [man]; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 

 

 


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 the foolish proclaimeth folly. 

 

 


24

 

 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] shall be under tribute. 

 

 


25

 

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

 

 


26

 

 The righteous guideth his neighbour; but the way of the wicked misleadeth them. 

 

 


27

 

 The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent. 

 

 


28

 

 In the path of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death. 

 

 


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