Proverbs 12:2–3; Proverbs 12:5; Proverbs 12:7; Proverbs 12:10; Proverbs 12:12–13; Proverbs 12:21; Proverbs 12:26; Proverbs 12:28

A good man bobtains favor from the Lord,

but a man of evil devices he condemns.

No one is established by wickedness,

but the root of cthe righteous will never be moved.


hThe thoughts of the righteous are just;

the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.


kThe wicked are loverthrown and are no more,

mbut the house of the righteous will stand.


10  oWhoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,

but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.


12  Whoever is wicked covets tthe spoil of evildoers,

but the root of the righteous bears fruit.

13  An evil man is ensnared uby the transgression of his lips,1

vbut the righteous escapes from trouble.


21  gNo ill befalls the righteous,

but the wicked are filled with trouble.


26  One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,1

but the way of the wicked leads them astray.


28  pIn the path of righteousness is life,

and in its pathway there is no death.