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Proverbs 11

The Proverbs

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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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