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 19 shows that God hates a liar and that they will be destroyed eventually, but the one who speaks truth is in line for everlasting life.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. Shalom.
  • MockingBird
    The Lord hates lies ! Our Lord God does not hate the person that lies ,He hates the lies that person is telling. They will not be able to have a working relationship with God and God will not be able to manifest Himself to that person. They are in a bad state of being. A person that is truly and an honest trustworthy person is God's delight. They have a working fellowship and communion between each other.
  • Jack Hughes
    The Devil tells you what you want hear !!
  • Jack Hughes
    That is so true ! Only the DEVIL lies !
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    { P A R A D O X } ! Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.

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