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Proverbs 12

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1 He who loves instruction, loves knowledge; but he who hates reproof is an ignoramus.

2 The good one is favored by the Lord; and he will condemn the insidious man.

3 Man will not establish himself as lawless; the root of the righteous is motionless.

4 A virtuous wife is a crown to her husband; And shameful is like rot in his bones.

5 The providence of the righteous is true, but the plan of the wicked is deceit.

6 The speech of the wicked is an ambush for the shedding of blood, but the mouth of the righteous save them.

7 Touch the wicked misfortune - and there is none, but the house of the righteous stands.

eight They praise a person according to his reason, but a corrupted heart will be in contempt.

nine Better simple, but self-employed, than posing as a noble, but in need of bread.

ten The righteous also cares about the life of his cattle, but the heart of the wicked is cruel.

eleven He who cultivates his land will be filled with bread; and whoever follows in the footsteps of idle lovers is meager.

12 The wicked wants to catch evil in the net; but the root of the righteous is firm.

13 The wicked is caught by the sins of his mouth; but the righteous will come out of trouble.

fourteen From the fruit of the mouth of [one's] man is saturated with good, and retribution to a man is by the work of his hands.

fifteen The stupid path is straight in his eyes; but he who listens to advice is wise.

16 The fool will immediately show his anger, but the prudent will hide the insult.

17 He who says what he knows speaks the truth; and the witness of the false has deception.

18 Other idle talk bites like a sword, and the tongue of the wise heals.

19 True lips are forever, and a lying tongue is only for a moment.

20 Cunning is in the hearts of intruders; joy is among the peacekeepers.

21 No evil will happen to the righteous, but the wicked will be filled with evil.

22 Abomination before the Lord is a mouth of deceitful ones, but those who speak the truth are pleasing to Him.

23 A prudent man hides knowledge, and the heart of fools expresses stupidity.

24 The hand of the diligent will dominate, and the lazy will be under tribute.

25 Longing for a person’s heart suppresses him, and a kind word cheers him up.

26 The righteous shows his neighbor the way, and the way of the wicked leads them astray.

27 The lazy does not fry his game; and the property of a diligent person is valuable.

28 On the path of truth is life, and on its path there is no death.

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