Proverbs Chapter 12 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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12:6 Lie in wait - Are designed to entrap others, and to destroy them. Deliver them - From those that lie in wait for them.
12:7 Are not - Both they and their families suddenly perish.
12:9 Despised - That lives in a mean condition. Honoureth - That glories in his high birth or gay attire.
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.
12:11 Tilleth - That employs his time in an honest calling. Vain persons - In an idle course of living.
12:12 Desireth - He approves those arts, which wicked men use like nets to ensnare other men. The root - That piety, which is the root of his actions, yields him sufficient fruit both for his own need, and to do good to others.
12:14 Mouth - By his pious and profitable discourses. Hands - Of his actions.
12:15 Hearkeneth - That distrusts his own judgments, and seeks counsel from others.
12:16 Covereth - The shame, or injury done to him, which he conceals and bears with patience.
12:17 Deceit - He who uses himself to lying in his common talk, will use falsehood and deceit in judgment.
12:18 Health - Tends to the comfort and benefit of others.
12:19 A moment - Liars, though they may make a fair shew for a season, yet are quickly convicted.
12:20 Deceit - They whose hearts devise mischief shall be deceived in their hopes, and bring trouble upon themselves: but they who by good counsels labour to promote peace, shall reap the comfort of it themselves.
12:23 Concealeth - He does not unseasonably utter what he knows. Foolishness - Betrays his ignorance and folly.
12:25 A good word - A compassionate or encouraging word.
12:26 Neighbour - Than any other men. Seduceth - Heb. maketh them to err, to lose that excellency or happiness which they had promised themselves.
12:27 Resteth not - Does not enjoy the fruit of his labours. Precious - Yields him comfort and blessing with it.
Proverbs Chapter 12 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Chap.10. 25.
4 1.Cor. 11.7.
6 Chap.1. 11. & 18.
7 Psal.37.37 prou.11.21.
8 Heb. perverse of heart.
10 Or, bowels.
11 Chap.28. 19.
12 Or, the fortresse.
13 Heb. the snare of the wicked is in the transgression of lippes. , Cha.18.7.
16 Heb. in that day.
18 Psal.57.5. & 59.8.
23 Chap. 13. 16. & 15.2.
24 Cha.10.4. , Or, deceitfull.
25 Chap.15. 13.
26 Or, abundant.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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