12 Anyone who loves ·learning [knowledge] ·accepts [L loves] ·correction [instruction; discipline], but a person who hates being corrected is stupid.
2 The Lord ·is pleased with [favors] a good person, but he will ·punish [condemn] ·anyone who plans evil [schemers].
3 Doing evil brings no safety at all, but ·a good person has safety and security [L the root of the righteous will not be disturbed].
4 A ·good [noble] wife is like a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful wife is like ·a disease [rot] in his bones.
5 The plans that ·good [righteous] people make are ·fair [just], but the ·advice [guidance] of the wicked will ·trick [deceive; defraud] you.
6 The ·wicked talk about killing people [L words of the wicked are a murderous ambush/ambush of blood], but the ·words [mouth] of ·good [righteous] people will save them.
7 Wicked people ·die [are overturned] and they are no more, but a ·good [righteous] person’s ·family [L house] ·continues [endures].
8 The ·wisdom [insight] of the wise wins praise, but there is ·no respect [shame] for the ·stupid [warped; distressed mind/heart].
9 A person who is ·not important [belittled; of low regard; ordinary] but has a servant is better off than someone who ·acts [or is thought] ·important [honorable] but has no food.
10 ·Good [Righteous] people ·take care [L know the desires] of their animals, but even the ·kindest [most compassionate] acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 Those who work their land will have plenty of food, but the one who chases ·empty dreams [emptiness] ·is not wise [lacks sense/heart].
12 The wicked ·want [covet; desire] ·what other evil people have stolen [or the catch/prey of the evil], but ·good [L the root of righteous] people ·want to give what they have to others [or endures].
13 Evil people are trapped by their ·evil [offensive] talk, but ·good [righteous] people ·stay out of trouble [escape from distress].
14 People will be rewarded for ·what they say [L the fruit of their mouth], and they will also be rewarded for ·what they do [L the work of their hands].
15 ·Fools think they are doing right [L The path of fools is virtuous/right in their own eyes], but the wise listen to advice.
16 Fools quickly show that they are upset, but the ·wise [prudent] ·ignore [conceal; hide] ·insults [contempt].
17 An honest witness tells the truth, but a dishonest witness tells lies.
18 ·Careless [Chattering] words stab like a sword, but ·wise words bring [L a wise tongue brings] healing.
19 ·Truth [L Truthful lips] will continue forever, but ·lies are [L a lying tongue lasts] only for a moment.
20 Those who plan evil are full of ·lies [deceit], but those who ·plan [advise] peace are happy.
21 No harm comes to a ·good [righteous] person, but an evil person’s life is full of trouble.
22 The Lord ·hates [detests] ·those who tell lies [false lips] but ·is pleased with [favors] those who ·keep their promises [do what is true].
23 ·Wise [Prudent] people ·keep what they know to themselves [L conceal/hide their knowledge], but ·fools can’t keep from showing how foolish they are [L the heart of fools proclaim their stupidity].
24 Hard workers will ·become leaders [be in charge], but those who are lazy will be ·slaves [put to forced labor].
25 ·Worry [Anxiety] ·is a heavy load [leads to depression], but a ·kind [good] word cheers you up.
26 ·Good [Righteous] people ·take advice from their friends [or show the way to their friends/neighbors], but ·an evil person is easily led to do wrong [or the path of the evil person makes them wander].
27 The lazy ·catch no food to cook [L do not roast their prey], but a hard worker will have great wealth.
28 Doing what is right is the way to life, but there is another way that leads to death.
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