King James VersionProverbs12


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