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Proverbs 12:3-25

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 12

3A person will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved. 4An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones. 5The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. 6The words of the wicked wait in ambush for blood, But the mouth of the upright will rescue them. 7The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand. 8A person will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised. 9Better is one who is lightly esteemed and has a servant, Than one who honors himself and lacks bread. 10A righteous person has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel. 11One who works his land will have plenty of bread, But one who pursues worthless things lacks sense. 12The wicked person desires the plunder of evil people, But the root of the righteous yields fruit. 13 An evil person is ensnared by the offense of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble. 14A person will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a person’s hands will return to him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a person who listens to advice is wise. 16A fool’s anger is known at once, But a prudent person conceals dishonor. 17One who declares truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit. 18There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19Truthful lips will endure forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment. 20Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy. 21No harm happens to the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble. 22Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal faithfully are His delight. 23A prudent person conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness. 24The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy hand will be put to forced labor. 25Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.
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Chapter 12

3No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. 4An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. 5The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. 6The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them. 7The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand. 8A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised. 9Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread. 10Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel. 11Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense. 12Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit. 13An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble. 14From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. 16The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult. 17Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit. 18There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy. 21No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. 22Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight. 23A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly. 24The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor. 25Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
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