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Proverbs 12 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Contrast of the Upright and the Wicked

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:1 - One who loves [fn]discipline loves knowledge,
But one who hates rebuke is stupid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:2 - A good person will obtain favor from the LORD,
But He will condemn a person [fn]who devises evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:3 - A person will not be established by wickedness,
But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:4 - An [fn]excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:5 - The thoughts of the righteous are just,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:6 - The words of the wicked wait in ambush for blood,
But the mouth of the upright will rescue them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:7 - The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
But the house of the righteous will stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:8 - A person will be praised according to his insight,
But one of perverse [fn]mind will be despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:9 - Better is one who is lightly esteemed and has a servant,
Than one who honors himself and lacks bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:10 - A righteous person has regard for the life of his animal,
But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:11 - One who works his land will have plenty of bread,
But one who pursues worthless things lacks [fn]sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:12 - The wicked person desires the [fn]plunder of evil people,
But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:13 - [fn]An evil person is ensnared by the offense of his lips,
But the righteous will escape from trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:14 - A person will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his [fn]words,
And the deeds of a person’s hands will return to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:15 - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a person who listens to advice is wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:16 - A fool’s anger is known at once,
But a prudent person conceals dishonor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:17 - One who declares truth tells what is right,
But a false witness, deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:18 - There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:19 - Truthful lips will endure forever,
But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
But counselors of peace have joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:21 - No harm happens to the righteous,
But the wicked are filled with trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:22 - Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:23 - A prudent person conceals knowledge,
But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:24 - The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the [fn]lazy hand will be put to forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:25 - Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down,
But a good word makes it glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:26 - The righteous person is a guide to his neighbor,
But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:27 - [fn]A lazy person does not [fn]roast his prey,
But the precious possession of a person is diligence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:28 - In the way of righteousness there is life,
And in its pathway there is no death.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or instruction
Lit of evil devices
Or virtuous
Lit heart
Lit heart
Lit net (for trapping prey); another reading is mountain stronghold
Lit In the offense of the lips is an evil snare
Lit mouth
Lit idle
Lit An indolent
Or catch

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