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Proverbs 12

12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. (12:1) "Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge."
12:2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. (12:3) "The root of the righteous shall not be moved."
Has the ever been a righteous person?
12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. (12:4) "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones."
12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. (12:5) "The thoughts of the righteous are right."
Has the ever been a righteous person?
12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. (12:7) "The house of the righteous shall stand."
Has the ever been a righteous person?
12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
12:9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. (12:10) "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
Be kind to animals. (Don't eat them.)
Has the ever been a righteous person?
12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
12:12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. (12:12) "The root of the righteous yieldeth fruit."
Has the ever been a righteous person?
12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. (12:13) "The just shall come out of trouble."
Has there ever been a just person?
12:14 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. (12:15-20)
12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (12:15) "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise."
12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
12:17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. (12:17) "He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit."
12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. (12:19) "The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment."
12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. (12:20) "Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy."
12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. (12:21) "There shall no evil happen to the just."
Bad things only happen to bad people.
Do bad things happen to good people?
Has there ever been a just person?

(12:22) "Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord."
Is it wrong to lie?

12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. (12:25) "Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad."
12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. (12:26) "The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour."
Has the ever been a righteous person?
12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
12:28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death. (12:28) "The way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death."
Righteous people never die, they just smell that way.

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