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Proverbs 12 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:1 - The one who loves discipline loves knowledge, but the one who hates reproof is stupid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:2 - A good person obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a person with wicked schemes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:3 - No one can be established through wickedness, but a righteous root cannot be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:4 - A noble wife is the crown of her husband, but the wife who acts shamefully is like rottenness in his bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:5 - The plans of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:6 - The words of the wicked lie in wait to shed innocent blood, but the words of the upright will deliver them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:7 - The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the righteous household will stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:8 - A person is praised in accordance with his wisdom, but the one who has a twisted mind is despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:9 - Better is a person of humble standing who nevertheless has a servant, than one who pretends to be somebody important yet has no food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:10 - A righteous person cares for the life of his animal, but even the most compassionate acts of the wicked are cruel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:11 - The one who works his field will have plenty of food, but whoever chases daydreams lacks wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:12 - The wicked person desires a stronghold, but the righteous root endures.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:13 - The evil person is ensnared by the transgression of his speech, but the righteous person escapes out of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:14 - A person will be satisfied with good from the fruit of his words, and the work of his hands will be rendered to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:15 - The way of a fool is right in his own opinion, but the one who listens to advice is wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:16 - A fool's annoyance is known at once, but the prudent overlooks an insult.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:17 - The faithful witness tells what is right, but a false witness speaks deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:18 - Speaking recklessly is like the thrusts of a sword, but the words of the wise bring healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:19 - The one who tells the truth will endure forever, but the one who lies will last only for a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:21 - The righteous do not encounter any harm, but the wicked are filled with calamity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:22 - The LORD abhors a person who lies, but those who deal truthfully are his delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:23 - The shrewd person conceals knowledge, but foolish people publicize folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:24 - The diligent person will rule, but the slothful will become a slave.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:25 - Anxiety in a person's heart weighs him down, but an encouraging word brings him joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:26 - The righteous person is cautious in his friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:27 - The lazy person does not roast his prey, but personal possessions are precious to the diligent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:28 - In the path of righteousness there is life, but another path leads to death.

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