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

  • 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}.
  • Crystal Meadows
    RTI don't think that whoever made the comment "this individual cannot will not see the Kingdom of Heaven" Jesus doesn't like someone who lies but he is a Loving God and anyone can call upon his name and be forgiven,very merciful, and we don't have the right to judge none only he ,Jesus, can judge us. Gods way isn't our way and he will deal with those who lie and as long as you love him whole heartedly and do his will, he will protect us from anyone or anything!!! Thank you Jesus I love you and want to give you praise for just being you

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