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Proverbs 12 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge;
But he that hateth reproof is brutish.

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A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah;
But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

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A man shall not be established by wickedness;
But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

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A worthy woman is the crown of her husband;
But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

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The thoughts of the righteous are just;
But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

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The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood;
But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

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The wicked are overthrown, and are not;
But the house of the righteous shall stand.

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A man shall be commended according to his wisdom;
But he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

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Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant,
Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread.

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A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast;
But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

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He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread;
But he that followeth after vain persons is void of understanding.

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The wicked desireth the net of evil men;
But the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

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In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man;
But the righteous shall come out of trouble.

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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.

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The way of a fool is right in his own eyes;
But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

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A fool’s vexation is presently known;
But a prudent man concealeth shame.

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He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness;
But a false witness, deceit.

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There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword;
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The lip of truth shall be established for ever;
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Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil;
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There shall no mischief happen to the righteous;
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Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah;
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A prudent man concealeth knowledge;
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The hand of the diligent shall bear rule;
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Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop;
But a good word maketh it glad.

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The righteous is a guide to his neighbor;
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The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting;
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In the way of righteousness is life;
And in the pathway thereof there is no death.

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