Proverbs 12:10

“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But {even} the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evil-doers are cruel.
- Basic English Bible

A righteous man is concerned for the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
- Darby Bible

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
- Webster's Bible

A righteous man respects the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
- World English Bible

The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:10


12:10 Regardeth - He will not destroy it either by labour beyond its strength, or by denying it necessary food or rest. Cruel - There is cruelty mixed even with their most merciful actions.


Discussion for Proverbs 12

  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that it is foolish to rely on our own wisdom which is flawed. It is much wiser to listen to God's wisdom through the pages of the Bible. In that way we can be truly wise.
  • Kofi Yeboah
    On verse 28. Truly, the way of righteousness, which encompasses the upholding ofJehova's laws, statutes and commandments, Deuteronomy 6:24-25 stands to be the surest way of life here and beyond.
  • Chukwuma chris for verse 18
    It's very interesting to see how God's word addresses human frailty even those that are deeply ingrained. His word is indeed a light unto my path. Blesses be God.
  • Another translation says the Lord hates people who lie, is better for christians to flee from lies and deal truly to be the lords delight
  • Rev. Dr. EdgarJ Moss for verse 22
    It is abundantly clear, that he she who lies, does not have an advocate in the Lord!!!!! This individual cannot, and will not ever, see the Kingdom of Heaven!!!! They are with out hope!!!!!
  • EMMANUEL KORGBOU for verse 1
    One learns by mistake and improves by yielding to corrections.

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