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The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.
The Proverbs
12

1  Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge:
        
but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
2  A good man obtaineth favor 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 honoreth 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 recompense 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 showeth 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 counselors 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 neighbor:
        
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.

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