11 (A)Whoever works his land (B)will have plenty of bread,
    (C)but he who follows (D)worthless pursuits lacks sense.
12 Whoever is wicked covets (E)the spoil of evildoers,
    but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
13 An evil man is ensnared (F)by the transgression of his lips,[a]
    (G)but the righteous escapes from trouble.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 12:13 Or In the transgression of the lips, there is an evil snare

11 Those who work their land will have abundant food,
    but those who chase fantasies have no sense.(A)

12 The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers,
    but the root of the righteous endures.

13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk,(B)
    and so the innocent escape trouble.(C)

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