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Proverbs 12:10-15Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

10 Good people take good care of their animals, but the wicked know only how to be cruel.[a]

11 Farmers who work their land have plenty of food, but those who waste their time on worthless projects are foolish.

12 The wicked want a share of what an evil man might catch. But like a plant with deep roots, a good man is the one who produces the most.[b]

13 The wicked are trapped by their foolish words, but good people escape from such trouble.

14 People get good things for the words they say, and they are rewarded for the work they do.

15 Fools always think their own way is best, but wise people listen to what others tell them.


  1. Proverbs 12:10 but the wicked … cruel Or “but even the ‘kindness’ of the wicked is still cruelty.”
  2. Proverbs 12:12 The Hebrew text here is hard to understand.
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