Proverbs 12:11-13 The Passion Translation (TPT)
11 Work hard at your job and you’ll have what you need.
Following a get-rich-quick scheme is nothing but a fantasy.
12 The cravings of the wicked are only for what is evil,
but righteousness is the core motivation for the lovers of God,
and it keeps them content and flourishing.
Wisdom Means Being Teachable
13 The wicked will get trapped by their words
of gossip, slander, and lies.
But for the righteous, honesty is its own defense.