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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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