Provérbios 12

1 He that loueth instruction, loueth knowledge: but he that hateth correction, is a foole.

2 A good man getteth fauour of the Lorde: but the man of wicked immaginations will hee condemne.

3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

4 A vertuous woman is the crowne of her husband: but she that maketh him ashamed, is as corruption in his bones.

5 The thoughtes of the iust are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceitfull.

6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

7 God ouerthroweth the wicked, and they are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

8 A man shall be commended for his wisedome: but the froward of heart shalbe despised.

9 [He that is] despised, and hath a servant, [is] better than he that honoureth himself, and is destitute of 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 lande, shalbe satisfied with bread: but he that followeth the idle, is destitute of vnderstanding.

12 The wicked desireth the net of evil [men]: but the root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit].

13 The euill man is snared by the wickednesse of his lips, but the iust shall come out of aduersitie.

14 A man shalbe satiate with good things by the fruite of his mouth, and the recompence of a mans hands shall God giue vnto him.

15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel [is] wise.

16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent [man] covereth shame.

17 He that speaketh trueth, will shewe righteousnes: but a false witnes vseth deceite.

18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.

19 The lip of trueth shall be stable for euer: but a lying tongue varieth incontinently.

20 Deceite is in the heart of them that imagine euill: but to the counsellers of peace shall be ioye.

21 There shal none iniquitie come to the iust: but the wicked are full of euill.

22 The lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deale truely are his delite.

23 A wise man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of the fooles publisheth foolishnes.

24 The hand of the diligent shall beare rule: but the idle shalbe vnder tribute.

25 Heaviness in the heart of man weigheth it down: but a good word maketh it glad.

26 The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbour: 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 Life is in the way of righteousnesse, and in that path way there is no death.