12:1 Whoever loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that
hateth reproof [is] brutish.
12:2 A good [man] obtaineth favor from the LORD: but a man of
wicked devices he will condemn.
12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root
of the righteous shall not be moved.
12:4 A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband: but she that
maketh ashamed [is] as rottenness in his bones.
12:5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] right: [but] the
counsels of the wicked [are] deceit.
12:6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood: but
the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and [are] not: but the house of
the righteous shall stand.
12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he
that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
12:9 [He that is] despised, and hath a servant, [is] better than
he that honoreth himself, and is destitute of bread.
12:10 A righteous [man] regardeth the life of his beast: but the
tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.
12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread:
but he that followeth vain [persons is] void of understanding.
12:12 The wicked desireth the net of evil [men]: but the root of
the righteous yieldeth [fruit].
12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips:
but the just shall come out of trouble.
12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his]
mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to
12:15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that
hearkeneth to counsel [is] wise.
12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent [man]
12:17 [He that] speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness: but
a false witness, deceit.
12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but
the tongue of the wise [is] health.
12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a
lying tongue [is] but for a moment.
12:20 Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to
the counselors of peace [is] joy.
12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked
shall be filled with mischief.
12:22 Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that
deal truly [are] his delight.
12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools
12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful
shall be under tribute.
12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man depresseth it: but a good
word maketh it glad.
12:26 The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbor: but
the way of the wicked seduceth them.
12:27 The slothful [man] roasteth not that which he took in
hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.
12:28 In the way of righteousness [is] life; and [in] the path
[of it there is] no death.