Proverbs 12 King James Version (KJV)1. Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.2. A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he 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. of a…: Heb. perverse of heart9. He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.10. A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. tender…: or, bowels11. 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. the net: or, the fortress13. The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. The wicked…: Heb. The snare of the wicked is in the transgression of lips14. 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.15. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.16. A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. presently: Heb. in that day17. He that speaketh truth sheweth 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 counsellors 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. slothful: or, deceitful25. Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.26. The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. excellent: or, abundant27. 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 pathway thereof there is no death.