Proverbs 12

Thomson(i) 1 He who loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he who hateth reproofs is a fool. 2 He who hath found favour with the Lord groweth better; but the transgressor shall be put to silence. 3 A man cannot prosper by wickedness: but the roots of the righteous shall not be moved. 4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but a mischievous woman, like a Worm in wood, ruineth her husband. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are judgments: but the wicked manage deceits. 6 The words of the wicked are deceitful: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 7 When the wicked is overthrown, he vanisheth: but the houses of the righteous shall remain. 8 The mouth of the wise is praised by man: but the stupid heart is despised. 9 Better is the man, who unhonoured serveth himself: than he who honoureth himself and wanteth bread. 10 A righteous man regardeth the lives of his beasts: but the mercies of the wicked are cruel. 11 He who tilleth his own ground shall be satisfied with bread: but they who pursue vanities are void of understanding. He who taketh pleasure in taverns shall leave disgrace in his own fortresses. 12 The desires of the wicked are evil: but the roots of the righteous are in secure places. 13 By the transgression of his lips a sinner falleth into snares: but out of them a righteous man maketh his escape. He whose looks are mild will gain compassion: but he who contendeth in the gates will afflict souls. 14 From the fruits of his mouth the soul of man shall be satisfied with good things; and the recompence of his lips shall be given him. 15 The ways of fools are right in their own eyes: but a wise man hearkeneth to advice. 16 A fool presently sheweth his wrath: but a prudent man concealeth his dishonour. 17 A righteous man declareth the truth as it appeareth to him: but a false witness is deceitful. 18 They who wound with their speeches are swords: but the tongues of the wise are healing. 19 True lips establish testimony: but a hasty witness hath an unrighteous tongue. 20 Deceit is in the heart of him, who contriveth evils: but the counsellors of peace shall have joy. 21 Nothing unjust can please a righteous man: but the wicked can fill themselves with mischief. 22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but he who dealeth faithfully is acceptable to him. 23 A prudent man is a throne of knowledge: but the heart of fools will encounter curses. 24 The hand of the valiant can easily conquer: but the deceitful shall be for a prey. 25 Awful news trouble the heart of a righteous man: but good news make him glad. 26 A righteous judge will be a friend to himself: but evils shall pursue sinners: and the way of the wicked shall deceive them. 27 A deceitful man shall not enjoy what he hath caught; but as for a pure man, his acquisition is precious. 28 In the ways of righteousness there is life; but the ways of the revengeful lead to death.