Proverbs Chapter 12
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 Whoso loueth instruction, loueth knowledge: but he that hateth reproofe, is brutish.

2 A good man obtaineth fauour of the Lord: but a man of wicked deuices will he condemne.

3 A man shall not bee established by wickednesse: but the roote of the righteous shall not be mooued.3

4 A vertuous woman is a crowne to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed, is as rottennesse in his bones.4

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

6 The words of the wicked are to lie in waite for blood: but the mouth of the vpright shall deliuer them.6

7 The wicked are ouerthrowen, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.7

8 A man shall be commended according to his wisedome: but hee that is of a peruerse heart, shall be despised.8

9 Hee that is despised and hath a seruant, is better then he that honoureth himselfe, and lacketh bread.

10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruell.10

11 Hee that tilleth his land, shall bee satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vaine persons, is void of vnderstanding.11

12 The wicked desireth the net of euill men: but the roote of the righteous yeeldeth fruit.12

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13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lippes: but the iust shall come out of trouble.13

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14 A man shall bee satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompence of a mans hands shall bee rendred vnto him.14

15 The way of a foole is right in his owne eyes: but he that hearkeneth vnto counsell, is wise.15

16 A fooles wrath is presently knowen: but a prudent man couereth shame.16

17 He that speaketh trueth, sheweth foorth righteousnesse: but a false witnesse, deceit.17

18 There is that speaketh like the pearcings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.18

19 The lippe of trueth shall bee established for euer: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine euill: but to the counsellours of peace, is ioy.

21 There shall no euill happen to the iust: but the wicked shall bee filled with mischiefe.

22 Lying lippes are abomination to the Lord: but they that deale truely, are his delight.

23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fooles proclaimeth foolishnesse.23

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24 The hand of the diligent shall beare rule: but the slouthfull shall bee vnder tribute.24

25 Heauinesse in the heart of man maketh it stoope: but a good word maketh it glad.25

26 The righteous is more excellent then his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.26

27 The slouthfull man rosteth not that which he tooke in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

28 In the way of righteousnesse is life, and in the path-way thereof there is no death.


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.
14 Cha.13.2.
15 Chap.3.7.
16 Heb. in that day.
17 Cha.14.5.
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.

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