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Proverbs

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12:1A lover of training is a lover of knowledge; but a hater of teaching is like a beast.
12:2A good man has grace in the eyes of the Lord; but the man of evil designs gets punishment from him.
12:3No man will make himself safe through evil-doing; but the root of upright men will never be moved.
12:4A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband; but she whose behaviour is a cause of shame is like a wasting disease in his bones.
12:5The purposes of upright men are right, but the designs of evil-doers are deceit.
12:6The words of sinners are destruction for the upright; but the mouth of upright men is their salvation.
12:7Evil-doers are overturned and never seen again, but the house of upright men will keep its place.
12:8A man will be praised in the measure of his wisdom, but a wrong-minded man will be looked down on.
12:9He who is of low position and has a servant, is better than one who has a high opinion of himself and is in need of bread.
12:10An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evil-doers are cruel.
12:11He who does work on his land will not be short of bread; but he who goes after foolish men is without sense.
12:12The resting-place of the sinner will come to destruction, but the root of upright men is for ever.
12:13In the sin of the lips is a net which takes the sinner, but the upright man will come out of trouble.
12:14From the fruit of his mouth will a man have good food in full measure, and the work of a man's hands will be rewarded.
12:15The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions.
12:16A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret.
12:17The breathing out of true words gives knowledge of righteousness; but a false witness gives out deceit.
12:18There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again.
12:19True lips are certain for ever, but a false tongue is only for a minute.
12:20Deceit is in the heart of those whose designs are evil, but for those purposing peace there is joy.
12:21No trouble will come to upright men, but sinners will be full of evil.
12:22False lips are hated by the Lord, but those whose acts are true are his delight.
12:23A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts.
12:24The hand of the ready worker will have authority, but he who is slow in his work will be put to forced work.
12:25Care in the heart of a man makes it weighted down, but a good word makes it glad.
12:26The upright man is a guide to his neighbour, but the way of evil-doers is a cause of error to them.
12:27He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth.
12:28In the road of righteousness is life, but the way of the evil-doer goes to death.


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