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Proverbs 12


Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

Proverbs 12:1   Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
Proverbs 12:2   A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.
Proverbs 12:3   A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
Proverbs 12:4   An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
Proverbs 12:5   The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
Proverbs 12:6   The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
Proverbs 12:7   The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand.
Proverbs 12:8   A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.
Proverbs 12:9   Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.
Proverbs 12:10   A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
Proverbs 12:11   He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
Proverbs 12:12   The wicked man desires the booty of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
Proverbs 12:13   An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.
Proverbs 12:14   A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.
Proverbs 12:15   The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
Proverbs 12:16   A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
Proverbs 12:17   He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
Proverbs 12:18   There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 12:19   Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
Proverbs 12:20   Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.
Proverbs 12:21   No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.
Proverbs 12:22   Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
Proverbs 12:23   A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
Proverbs 12:24   The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.
Proverbs 12:25   Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.
Proverbs 12:26   The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Proverbs 12:27   A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.
Proverbs 12:28   In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is no death.
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