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12 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge:
    but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord:
    but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

A man shall not be established by wickedness:
    but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband:
    but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

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

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood:
    but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

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

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom:
    but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

He that is despised, and hath a servant,
    is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

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

11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread:
    but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men:
    but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

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

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth:
    and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:
    but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

16 A fool’s wrath is presently known:
    but a prudent man covereth shame.

17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness:
    but a false witness deceit.

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

19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever:
    but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil:
    but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

21 There shall no evil happen to the just:
    but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord:
    but they that deal truly are his delight.

23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge:
    but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule:
    but the slothful shall be under tribute.

25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop:
    but a good word maketh it glad.

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

27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting:
    but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

28 In the way of righteousness is life;
    and in the pathway thereof there is no death.