Provérbios 12

1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof {is} brutish.

2 A good {man} obtaineth favour 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. {of a...: Heb. perverse of heart}

9 {He that is} despised, and hath a servant, {is} better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

10 A righteous {man} regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked {are} cruel. {tender...: or, bowels}

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}. {the net: or, the fortress}

13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of {his} lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. {The wicked...: Heb. The snare of the wicked is in the transgression of lips}

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of {his} mouth: and the recompence 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. {presently: Heb. in that day}

17 {He that} speaketh truth sheweth 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 counsellors 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. {slothful: or, deceitful}

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 neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. {excellent: or, abundant}

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.