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Proverbs 12 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
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A good man obtains favor from the LORD,
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No one is established by wickedness,
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An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
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The thoughts of the righteous are just;
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The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
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The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
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A man is commended according to his good sense,
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Better to be lowly and have a servant
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Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
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Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
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Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers,
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An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
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From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good,
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The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
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The vexation of a fool is known at once,
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Whoever speaks[fn] the truth gives honest evidence,
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There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
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Truthful lips endure forever,
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Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
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No ill befalls the righteous,
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Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
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A prudent man conceals knowledge,
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The hand of the diligent will rule,
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Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
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One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,[fn]
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Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,
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In the path of righteousness is life,
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Or but diligence is precious wealth

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