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Proverbs 12 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:1 - Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:2 - A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:3 - A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:4 - A good wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:5 - The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are treacherous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:6 - The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers men.
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 man is commended according to his good sense, but one of perverse mind is despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:9 - Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself than one who plays the great man but lacks bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:10 - A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:11 - He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits has no sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:12 - The strong tower of the wicked comes to ruin, but the root of the righteous stands firm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:13 - An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:14 - From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:15 - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:16 - The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent man ignores an insult.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:17 - He who speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:18 - There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:19 - Truthful lips endure for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan good have joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:21 - No ill befalls 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 act faithfully are his delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:23 - A prudent man conceals his knowledge, but fools proclaim their folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:24 - The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:25 - Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:26 - A righteous man turns away from evil, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:27 - A slothful man will not catch his prey, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:28 - In the path of righteousness is life, but the way of error leads to death.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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