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Proverbs 12 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:1 - Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof is brutish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:2 - The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:3 - A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:4 - A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:5 - The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:6 - The words of the wicked are: 'Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:7 - Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:8 - According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:9 - Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:10 - The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:11 - Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:12 - The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:13 - In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:14 - From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:15 - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:16 - The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:17 - Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:18 - A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:19 - The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace is joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:21 - No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:22 - An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And stedfast doers are his delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:23 - A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:24 - The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:25 - Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:26 - The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:27 - The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:28 - In the path of righteousness is life, And in the way of that path is no death!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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