Proverbs 121599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
12 1 He that loveth instruction, loveth knowledge: but he that hateth correction, is a fool.
2 A good man getteth favor of the Lord: but the man of wicked imaginations will he condemn.
3 A man cannot be established by wickedness: but the [a]root of the righteous shall not be moved.
4 A [b]virtuous woman is the crown of her husband: but she that maketh him ashamed, is as corruption in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the just are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
6 The talking of the wicked is to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the righteous will [c]deliver them.
7 God overthroweth the wicked, and they are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended for his wisdom: but the froward of heart shall be despised.
9 He that is despised, [d]and is his own servant, is better than he that boasteth himself, and lacketh bread.
10 A righteous man [e]regardeth the life of his beast: but the mercies of the wicked are cruel.
11 He that tilleth his land, shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth the idle, is destitute of [f]understanding.
13 The evil man is snared by the wickedness of his lips, but the just shall come out of adversity.
14 A man shall be satiate with good things by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands shall God give unto him.
15 The way of a fool is [i]right in his own eyes: but he that heareth in counsel, is wise.
16 A fool in a day shall be known by his anger: but he [j]that covereth shame, is wise.
17 He that speaketh truth, will show righteousness: but a false witness useth deceit.
18 There is that speaketh words like the prickings of [k]a sword: but the tongue of wise men is health.
19 The lip of truth shall be stable forever: but a lying tongue varieth incontinently.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace shall be joy.
21 There shall none iniquity come to the just: but the wicked are full of evil.
22 The lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.
23 A wise man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of the fools publisheth foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the idle shall be under tribute.
25 Heaviness in the heart of man doth bring it down: but a [l]good word rejoice it.
26 The righteous [m]is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked will deceive them.
27 The deceitful man roasteth not that he [n]took in hunting: but the riches of the diligent man are precious.
28 Life is in the way of righteousness, and in that pathway there is no death.
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