The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

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

A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

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

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

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

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

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.” – Proverbs 12  (KJV)

One Comment

  1. 1 A person who loves discipline loves knowledge,
    but one who hates correction is stupid.

    2 A good person will obtain favor from the Lord,
    but he will condemn a schemer.

    3 A person cannot be made secure by wickedness,
    but the roots of the righteous will never be uprooted.

    4 A wife with strong character is a crown to her husband,
    but one who brings shame is like rot in his bones.

    5 The plans of the righteous are just,
    but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

    6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
    but the mouths of the upright will save them.

    7 Wicked people are overthrown, and they are no more,
    but the house of the righteous continues to stand.

    8 A person is praised for the good sense that he speaks,
    but a person with a twisted heart will be despised.

    9 Better to be underestimated and have a servant
    than to pretend to be wealthy and lack bread.

    10 A righteous person understands the needs of his livestock,
    but the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

    11 A person who works his land will have enough food,
    but whoever pursues fantasies lacks sense.

    12 A wicked man covets the fortress[a] of evil people,
    but the root of the righteous bears fruit.

    13 The rebellion on his lips is a trap for an evil person,
    but a righteous person gets out of trouble.

    14 From the fruit of his lips a person is filled with good,
    and the labor of a person’s hands returns to him.

    15 The way of a stubborn fool seems correct to him,
    but whoever listens to advice is wise.

    16 A stubborn fool immediately lets his annoyance be known,
    but a sensible person overlooks an insult.

    17 Whoever breathes the truth proclaims righteousness,
    but a lying witness is deceitful.

    18 Some people wield reckless words like the thrusts of a sword,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

    19 Truthful lips are established forever,
    but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

    20 Deceit lies in the heart of those who plot evil,
    but for those who promote peace there will be joy.

    21 No disaster will strike a righteous person,
    but wicked people are filled with trouble.

    22 Lying lips are disgusting to the Lord,
    but those who act truthfully gain his favor.

    23 A man who is shrewd conceals his knowledge,
    but the hearts of fools broadcast stupidity.

    24 Hardworking hands will rule,
    but laziness results in forced labor.[b]

    25 Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs him down,
    but a good word brings him joy.

    26 A righteous person guides his neighbor,[c]
    but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

    27 A lazy person does not roast his game,
    but a diligent person uses his wealth wisely.

    28 In the path of righteousness there is life,
    and there is no death in following this path.[d]

    [a] Proverbs 12:12 Or net. The verse is difficult and the meaning is uncertain.
    [b] Proverbs 12:24 Or leads to debtor’s prison
    [c] Proverbs 12:26 Or is cautious in friendship or works to learn about his friend
    [d] Proverbs 12:28 The translation follows the main Hebrew reading. A variant in some Hebrew manuscripts and the ancient versions reads and another path leads to death.

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