Proverbs 12:5

“The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 12:5

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The thoughts of the righteous are just, {But} the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The thoughts of the righteous are just; `But' the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The purposes of upright men are right, but the designs of evil-doers are deceit.
- Basic English Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
- Darby Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
- Webster's Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
- World English Bible

The thoughts of the righteous [are] justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are right; but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 12:5

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:5


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.


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