Noah Webster Bible

Proverbs 11

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Chapter 12

1

 

  Whoever loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 

 

 


2

 

  A good man obtaineth favor from the LORD: but a man of wicked devices he will condemn. 

 

 


3

 

  A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 

 

 


4

 

  A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 

 

 


5

 

  The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 

 

 


6

 

  The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 

 

 


7

 

  The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. 

 

 


8

 

  A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. 

 

 


9

 

  He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoreth himself, and is destitute of bread. 

 

 


10

 

  A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 

 

 


11

 

  He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. 

 

 


12

 

  The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. 

 

 


13

 

  The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. 

 

 


14

 

  A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him. 

 

 


15

 

  The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel is wise. 

 

 


16

 

  A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. 

 

 


17

 

  He that speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness: but a false witness, deceit. 

 

 


18

 

  There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. 

 

 


19

 

  The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 

 

 


20

 

  Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy. 

 

 


21

 

  There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 

 

 


22

 

  Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. 

 

 


23

 

  A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 

 

 


24

 

  The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. 

 

 


25

 

  Heaviness in the heart of man depresseth it: but a good word maketh it glad. 

 

 


26

 

  The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. 

 

 


27

 

  The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. 

 

 


28

 

  In the way of righteousness is life; and in the path of it there is no death. 

 

 


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