Old Testament Proverbs Chapter 12

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband-The way of a fool is right in his own eyes-Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord.

 1 Whoso loveth ainstruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth breproof is brutish.

 2 A good man obtaineth afavour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

 3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

 4 A avirtuous bwoman is a crown to her chusband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

 5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the acounsels of the wicked are bdeceit.

 6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

 7 The awicked are boverthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

 8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that ahonoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

 10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his abeast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are bcruel.

 11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

 12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

 13 The wicked is snared by the atransgression of his blips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

 14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his amouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

 15 The way of a afool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto bcounsel is wise.

 16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a aprudent man covereth shame.

 17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

 18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

 20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

 21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

 22 aLying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal btruly are his cdelight.

 23 A aprudent man concealeth bknowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth cfoolishness.

 24 The hand of the adiligent shall bear rule: but the bslothful shall be under tribute.

 25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

 26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

 27 The aslothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a bdiligent man is precious.

 28 In the way of arighteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.