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Proverbs 12 - NIV


Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but whoever hates correction is stupid.


Good people obtain favor from the Lord,
but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.


No one can be established through wickedness,
but the righteous cannot be uprooted.


A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,
but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.


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


The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.


The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
but the house of the righteous stands firm.


A person is praised according to their prudence,
and one with a warped mind is despised.


Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant
than pretend to be somebody and have no food.


The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.


Those who work their land will have abundant food,
but those who chase fantasies have no sense.


The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous endures.


Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk,
and so the innocent escape trouble.


From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,
and the work of their hands brings them reward.


The way of fools seems right to them,
but the wise listen to advice.


Fools show their annoyance at once,
but the prudent overlook an insult.


An honest witness tells the truth,
but a false witness tells lies.


The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.


Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.


Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.


No harm overtakes the righteous,
but the wicked have their fill of trouble.


The Lord detests lying lips,
but he delights in people who are trustworthy.


The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves,
but a fool’s heart blurts out folly.


Diligent hands will rule,
but laziness ends in forced labor.


Anxiety weighs down the heart,
but a kind word cheers it up.


The righteous choose their friends carefully,
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.


The lazy do not roast[a] any game,
but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.


In the way of righteousness there is life;
along that path is immortality.


a. Proverbs 12:27 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

Sermons on Proverbs 12 More sermons: Proverbs 12

Derrick Tuper avatar
Anxiety Is A Downer
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Nov, 2016
Summary: Last week I shared Prov. 12:25, "An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up." As I focused on the later part of the verse last week, today I want to focus on the beginning part of the verse. So, let's look at the subject of anxiety.
Tim Pollock avatar
Our Spouse Is to Be Our Number One Earthly Priority
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon by Dr. Tim Pollock
Scripture: Proverbs 12:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 282
Archie Norman avatar
The Way
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jun, 2015
Summary: a word to the wise
Scripture: Proverbs 12:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 642
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Apr, 2015
Scripture: Proverbs 12:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 153
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Mar, 2015
Scripture: Proverbs 12:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 309
Donnie De loney avatar
Words are Killers!
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Nov, 2014
Summary: A message to Singles on how words can either heal or hurt in relationships and in life.
Scripture: Proverbs 12:18-15:1
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 459
William R. Nabaza avatar
The righteous shall stand
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2014
Summary: To show that JESUS is our firm foundation, the author and finisher of our faith that's why we can stand firm.
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Jan, 2014
Summary: Keys to maintaining spiritual sanity
Scripture: Proverbs 12:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 462
David Rigg avatar
Wasted Opportunities
Shared by: David Rigg on Dec, 2013
Summary: Here's a sermon to preach when deer hunting season comes around.
Scripture: Proverbs 12:27
Views: 2,237
Travis Hearn avatar
YOLO: You Only Live Once, So Don't Worry Yourself to Death
Shared by: Travis Hearn on Nov, 2013
Summary: Worry strangles the peace and purpose right out of our lives.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:25
Views: 3,631
Steve Ely avatar
Framed - Pt. 4 - Friend Frame
Shared by: Steve Ely on Dec, 2012
Summary: You are shaped by these forces. They determine your outlook, actions, and habits. Are you framed correctly?
Series: Framed
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 12:26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 685
David Rigg avatar
The Tragedy Of Wasted Opportunities
Shared by: David Rigg on Nov, 2012
Summary: If you have deer hunters in your congregation, here's a sermon you might want to preach!
David Owens avatar
Wholly Devoted Hands
Shared by: David Owens on Oct, 2012
Summary: To have wholly devoted hands, we need to have hands like Jesus' hands.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 12:14
Views: 2,449
Derrick Tuper avatar
The Truth About Lying
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Oct, 2012
Summary: Although the movie, "Liar, Liar" is a comedy, the issue of lying is anything but funny. Max’s birthday wish was for his father to stop lying. God has that same desire for us. He understands how serious of an issue lying is and how important it is for his
Scripture: Proverbs 12:22
Views: 2,474
Derrick Tuper avatar
Need A Boost?
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jul, 2012
Summary: We could all use a little boost every now and then. Some synonyms for “boost” are: improve, make better, advance. Sound refreshing? Sound invigorating?
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on May, 2012
Summary: Words can be a powerful force to bring about evil or good. Words can hurt & injure, or words can soothe & heal. Words can mislead, or words can guide. Each of us is responsible for the type of words coming out of our mouth. May this study about good
Series: Proverbs
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:15-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,293
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Apr, 2012
Summary: Let’s look at the Book of Proverbs & see some of the different ways heart trouble in the inner person affects us. Perhaps you will recognize one of these symptoms which is warning you of heart trouble in your inner being.
Series: Proverbs
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 16,086
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Apr, 2012
Summary: Wisdom can be presented by comparing one person or situation to another. A contrast is presented by the words better & than instead of “but.” There are 19 verses in Proverbs that use the “better . . . than” formula. These comparision statements challenge
Series: Proverbs
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,668
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 12 - Contrast of the Upright and the Wicked
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Feb, 2012
Summary: This is a look at Proverbs chapter twelve.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:1-28
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 4,999
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Sep, 2011
Summary: Learn to use your mouth for the Lord.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 12:12-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 573
David Crank avatar
Outreach Potential
Shared by: David Crank on Sep, 2011
Summary: It takes more than talent to realize your full potential.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:15
Views: 1,784
Larry Wilson avatar
THINK Before You Speak - Sermon Body
Shared by: Larry Wilson on Aug, 2011
Summary: Using the letters T H I N K, we apply biblical truth related to our tongue. God has used this sermon in surprising ways. When I preach it, I use the five fingers of my hand to represent each letter of the alliteration. Some of our members have given feedb
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 28,387
Joseph Smith avatar
The Sword of Speech
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Dec, 2010
Summary: If we have God's truth in our hearts, we must speak our witness. It is not good enough to remain silent. That word must be a word of love and it must be a word of justice. Martin Luther King exemplified this discipline.
Scripture: Proverbs 12:17-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 866
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Aug, 2010
Summary: Some people cant help it but others just try harder to be a good one.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 660
Craig Benner avatar
Viajando por los Caminos Correctos
Shared by: Craig Benner on Jul, 2010
Summary: Hay un solo camino al cielo, pero nos encontramos en muchas i-griegas y entronques. Uno debe de escoger bien la senda que pueda benefeciar a su vida espiritual.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 637
Shine Thomas avatar
Dealing with correction
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Feb, 2010
Summary: What the Bible says about correction? Why we need correction? Who can correct me as a person? How to deal with receiving correction?
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:1
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 8,549
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Truth, time to wake up and smell the caffine.
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Nov, 2009
Summary: A sermon looking at the call upon Christians to tell the truth, to live in the truth and to realise that God delights in the truth!
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:17-22
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 2,384
Monty Newton avatar
The Healing Power of Positive Words
Shared by: Monty Newton on Oct, 2009
Summary: Words have the power to hurt or heal... Our challenge is to speak wisely, kindly and positively.
based on 21 ratings
Views: 15,816
Eyriche Cortez avatar
Hands On! (Part 2)
Shared by: Eyriche Cortez on Feb, 2009
Summary: When we do our best, we will enjoy God’s best.
Series: Hands On!
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 12:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,114
Philip Harrelson avatar
The Tragedy of Wasted Opportunity
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Nov, 2008
Summary: Your life is an investment, make it count.
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,190