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Proverbs 12 (WEBP)

[1] Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
[2] A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh, but he will condemn a man of wicked plans.
[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 a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.
[5] The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
[6] The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
[7] The wicked are overthrown, and are no more, but the house of the righteous shall stand.
[8] A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.
[9] Better is he who is little known, and has a servant, than he who honors himself and lacks bread.
[10] A righteous man respects the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
[11] He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.
[12] The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
[13] An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.
[14] A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man’s hands shall be rewarded to him.
[15] The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.
[16] A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.
[17] He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies.
[18] There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
[19] Truth’s lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.
[20] Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace.
[21] No mischief shall happen to the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.
[22] Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight.
[23] A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.
[24] The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
[25] Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.
[26] A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
[27] The slothful man doesn’t roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.
[28] In the way of righteousness is life; in its path there is no death.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 12 (KJVS)

[1] Whoso loveth H157 (8802) instruction H4148 loveth H157 (8802) knowledge H1847: but he that hateth H8130 (8802) reproof H8433 [is] brutish H1198.
[2] A good H2896 [man] obtaineth H6329 (8686) favour H7522 of the LORD H3068: but a man H376 of wicked devices H4209 will he condemn H7561 (8686).
[3] A man H120 shall not be established H3559 (8735) by wickedness H7562: but the root H8328 of the righteous H6662 shall not be moved H4131 (8735).
[4] A virtuous H2428 woman H802 [is] a crown H5850 to her husband H1167: but she that maketh ashamed H954 (8688) [is] as rottenness H7538 in his bones H6106.
[5] The thoughts H4284 of the righteous H6662 [are] right H4941: [but] the counsels H8458 of the wicked H7563 [are] deceit H4820.
[6] The words H1697 of the wicked H7563 [are] to lie in wait H693 (8800) for blood H1818: but the mouth H6310 of the upright H3477 shall deliver H5337 (8686) them.
[7] The wicked H7563 are overthrown H2015 (8800), and [are] not: but the house H1004 of the righteous H6662 shall stand H5975 (8799).
[8] A man H376 shall be commended H1984 (8792) according H6310 to his wisdom H7922: but he that is of a perverse H5753 (8737) heart H3820 shall be despised H937.
[9] [He that is] despised H7034 (8737), and hath a servant H5650, [is] better H2896 than he that honoureth H3513 (8693) himself, and lacketh H2638 bread H3899.
[10] A righteous H6662 [man] regardeth H3045 (8802) the life H5315 of his beast H929: but the tender mercies H7356 of the wicked H7563 [are] cruel H394.
[11] He that tilleth H5647 (8802) his land H127 shall be satisfied H7646 (8799) with bread H3899: but he that followeth H7291 (8764) vain H7386 [persons is] void H2638 of understanding H3820.
[12] The wicked H7563 desireth H2530 (8804) the net H4685 of evil H7451 [men]: but the root H8328 of the righteous H6662 yieldeth H5414 (8799) [fruit].
[13] The wicked H7451 is snared H4170 by the transgression H6588 of [his] lips H8193: but the just H6662 shall come out H3318 (8799) of trouble H6869.
[14] A man H376 shall be satisfied H7646 (8799) with good H2896 by the fruit H6529 of [his] mouth H6310: and the recompence H1576 of a man’s H120 hands H3027 shall be rendered H7725 (8686) (8675) H7725 (8799) unto him.
[15] The way H1870 of a fool H191 [is] right H3477 in his own eyes H5869: but he that hearkeneth H8085 (8802) unto counsel H6098 [is] wise H2450.
[16] A fool’s H191 wrath H3708 is presently H3117 known H3045 (8735): but a prudent H6175 [man] covereth H3680 (8802) shame H7036.
[17] [He that] speaketh H6315 (8686) truth H530 sheweth forth H5046 (8686) righteousness H6664: but a false H8267 witness H5707 deceit H4820.
[18] There is H3426 that speaketh H981 (8802) like the piercings H4094 of a sword H2719: but the tongue H3956 of the wise H2450 [is] health H4832.
[19] The lip H8193 of truth H571 shall be established H3559 (8735) for ever H5703: but a lying H8267 tongue H3956 [is] but for a moment H7280 (8686).
[20] Deceit H4820 [is] in the heart H3820 of them that imagine H2790 (8802) evil H7451: but to the counsellors H3289 (8802) of peace H7965 [is] joy H8057.
[21] There shall no evil H205 happen H579 (8792) to the just H6662: but the wicked H7563 shall be filled H4390 (8804) with mischief H7451.
[22] Lying H8267 lips H8193 [are] abomination H8441 to the LORD H3068: but they that deal H6213 (8802) truly H530 [are] his delight H7522.
[23] A prudent H6175 man H120 concealeth H3680 (8802) knowledge H1847: but the heart H3820 of fools H3684 proclaimeth H7121 (8799) foolishness H200.
[24] The hand H3027 of the diligent H2742 shall bear rule H4910 (8799): but the slothful H7423 shall be under tribute H4522.
[25] Heaviness H1674 in the heart H3820 of man H376 maketh it stoop H7812 (8686): but a good H2896 word H1697 maketh it glad H8055 (8762).
[26] The righteous H6662 [is] more excellent H8446 (8686) than his neighbour H7453: but the way H1870 of the wicked H7563 seduceth H8582 (8686) them.
[27] The slothful H7423 [man] roasteth H2760 (8799) not that which he took in hunting H6718: but the substance H1952 of a diligent H2742 man H120 [is] precious H3368.
[28] In the way H734 of righteousness H6666 [is] life H2416; and [in] the pathway H5410 H1870 [thereof there is] no death H4194.

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 12 (YLT)

[1] Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof is brutish.
[2] The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.
[3] A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.
[4] A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
[5] The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked-deceit.
[6] The words of the wicked are: ‘Lay wait for blood,’ And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
[7] Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.
[8] According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
[9] Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.
[10] The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked are cruel.
[11] Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,
[12] The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.
[13] In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
[14] From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man’s hands returneth to him.
[15] The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.
[16] The fool-in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.
[17] Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness-deceit.
[18] A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
[19] The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment-a tongue of falsehood.
[20] Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace is joy.
[21] No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.
[22] An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And stedfast doers are his delight.
[23] A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
[24] The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
[25] Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.
[26] The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.
[27] The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.
[28] In the path of righteousness is life, And in the way of that path is no death!