Proverbs 12:1-28 NIV

Proverbs 12:1-28 NIV [1] Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. [2] Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes. [3] No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. [4] A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. [5] The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. [6] The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. [7] The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. [8] A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised. [9] Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. [10] The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. [11] Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense. [12] The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures. [13] Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble. [14] From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward. [15] The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. [16] Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. [17] An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. [18] The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. [19] Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. [20] Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. [21] No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. [22] The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. [23] The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly. [24] Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor. [25] Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. [26] The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. [27] The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt. [28] In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

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