Proverbs Chapter 12 to 13 : American Standard Version
1Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; But he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah; But a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3A man shall not be established by wickedness; But the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4A worthy woman is the crown of her husband; But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5The thoughts of the righteous are just; But the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 7The wicked are overthrown, and are not; But the house of the righteous shall stand. 8A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; But he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. 9Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread. 10A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 11He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons is void of understanding. 12The wicked desireth the net of evil men; But the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. 13In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man; But the righteous shall come out of trouble.
14A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel. 16A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man concealeth shame. 17He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness; But a false witness, deceit. 18There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health. 19The lip of truth shall be established for ever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; But to the counsellors of peace is joy. 21There shall no mischief happen to the righteous; But the wicked shall be filled with evil. 22Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; But they that deal truly are his delight. 23A prudent man concealeth knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; But the slothful shall be put under taskwork. 25Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop; But a good word maketh it glad. 26The righteous is a guide to his neighbor; But the way of the wicked causeth them to err. 27The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting; But the precious substance of men is to the diligent. 28In the way of righteousness is life; And in the pathway thereof there is no death.
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1A wise son heareth his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke. 2A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of the treacherous shall eat violence. 3He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; But he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. 5A righteous man hateth lying; But a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. 6Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way; But wickedness overthroweth the sinner. 7There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth. 8The ransom of a man's life is his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening. 9The light of the righteous rejoiceth; But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 10By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom. 11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase. 12Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 13Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. 14The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death. 15Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard. 16Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth his folly. 17A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health. 18Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth correction; But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored. 19The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. 20Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it. 21Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good. 22A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous. 23Much food is in the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice. 24He that spareth his rod hateth his son; But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. 25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul; But the belly of the wicked shall want.