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Chapter 12

12:1 Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof `is' brutish.

12:2 The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.

12:3 A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.

12:4 A virtuous woman `is' a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones `is' one causing shame.

12:5 The thoughts of the righteous `are' justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.

12:6 The words of the wicked `are': `Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.

12:7 Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.

12:8 According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.

12:9 Better `is' the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.

12:10 The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked `are' cruel.

12:11 Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied `with' bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,

12:12 The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.

12:13 In transgression of the lips `is' the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.

12:14 From the fruit of the mouth `is' one satisfied `with' good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.

12:15 The way of a fool `is' right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel `is' wise.

12:16 The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.

12:17 Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit.

12:18 A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.

12:19 The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood.

12:20 Deceit `is' in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace `is' joy.

12:21 No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.

12:22 An abomination to Jehovah `are' lying lips, And stedfast doers `are' his delight.

12:23 A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.

12:24 The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.

12:25 Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.

12:26 The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.

12:27 The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.

12:28 In the path of righteousness `is' life, And in the way of `that' path `is' no death!

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