10 The wicked crave evil;
    their neighbours get no mercy from them.

11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;
    by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.

12 The Righteous One[a] takes note of the house of the wicked
    and brings the wicked to ruin.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 21:12 Or The righteous person

10 The wicked crave evil;
    their neighbors get no mercy from them.

11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;
    by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.(A)

12 The Righteous One[a] takes note of the house of the wicked
    and brings the wicked to ruin.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 21:12 Or The righteous person

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