12:1 Whoever loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof [is] brutish. 12:2 A good [man] obtaineth favor from the LORD: but a man of wicked devices he will condemn. 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 12:4 A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed [is] as rottenness in his bones. 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] right: [but] the counsels of the wicked [are] deceit. 12:6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and [are] not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. 12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. 12:9 [He that is] despised, and hath a servant, [is] better than he that honoreth himself, and is destitute of bread. 12:10 A righteous [man] regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel. 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain [persons is] void of understanding. 12:12 The wicked desireth the net of evil [men]: but the root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit]. 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him. 12:15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel [is] wise. 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent [man] covereth shame. 12:17 [He that] speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness: but a false witness, deceit. 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health. 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment. 12:20 Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace [is] joy. 12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 12:22 Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight. 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man depresseth it: but a good word maketh it glad. 12:26 The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. 12:27 The slothful [man] roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious. 12:28 In the way of righteousness [is] life; and [in] the path [of it there is] no death.