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Proverbs 12:23-25

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 12

23 A prudent person conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness. 24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy hand will be put to forced labor. 25 Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.
King James Version

Chapter 12

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 under tribute.
25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 12

23 A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.
24 The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.
25 Anxiety in a person's heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.
New Living Translation

Chapter 12

23 The wise don't make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness.
24 Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.
25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
English Standard Version

Chapter 12

23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly. 24 The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor. 25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
New International Version

Chapter 12

23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.
25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.