Proverbs 12
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1HE who loves discipline loves knowledge; but he who hates reproof is a fool.

2A good man obtains favor of the LORD; but a wicked one will be condemned.

3A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall flourish.

4A virtuous wife is a crown to her husband; but a wife who does evil destroys her husband like a boring-worm, and like a termite.

5The thoughts of the righteous are upright; but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

6The counsel of the wicked is to lie in wait for the shedding of the blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

7The wicked shall be overthrown, and shall not be found; but the house of the righteous shall stand.

8A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he who lacks understanding shall be despised.

9Better is a poor man who serves himself than one who is proud and yet lacks bread.

10A righteous man regards the life of his beast; but the mercies of the wicked are suppressed.

11He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he who follows vain pursuits lacks understanding.

12The wicked desire to do evil; but the root of the righteous shall sprout.

13The ungodly is caught by the wickedness of his lips; but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

14A good man shall be satisfied with the fruits of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he who listens to counsel is wise.

16A fool's wrath is soon known; but a prudent man hides his shame.

17A righteous man speaks truth as it is evident; but a false witness is deceptive.

18There are those whose speech is like the piercing of a sword; but the tongue of the wise heals.

19The lips of truth are forthright; but the tongue of a lying witness is wicked.

20Deceit is in the heart of the wicked who plot evil; but those who give counsel of peace shall have joy.

21A deceitful thing is not good in the eyes of the righteous; but the wicked are filled with mischief.

22Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD; but those who deal truly are his delight.

23A prudent man is the seat of knowledge; but the heart of fools proclaims evil.

24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the deceitful shall be under tribute.

25A fearful word troubles a man's heart; but a good word makes it glad.

26A righteous man gives good counsel to his neighbor; but the way of the wicked shall lead them astray.

27The deceitful man shall not find his prey; but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

28In the way of righteousness is life; but the way of animosity leads to death.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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