Sunday, February 4, 2018
Proverbs 12: Verses 1-14 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. 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 vein 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 recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.