1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
12:1 ¶ He that loveth correction, loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof, is foolish.
12:2 He that is good, shall draw grace from the Lord: but he that trusteth in his own devices, doth wickedly.
12:3 Man shall not be strengthened by wickedness: and the root of the just shall not be moved.
12:4 A diligent woman is a crown to her husband: and she that doth things worthy of confusion, is as rottenness in his bones.
12:5 The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
12:6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: the mouth of the just shall deliver them.
12:7 Turn the wicked, and they shall not be: but the house of the just shall stand firm.
12:8 A man shall be known by his learning: but he that is vain and foolish, shall be exposed to contempt.
12:9 Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that is glorious and wanteth bread.
12:10 The just regardeth the lives of his beasts: but the bowels of the wicked are cruel.
12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that pursueth idleness is very foolish. He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds.
12:12 The desire of the wicked is the fortification of evil men: but the root of the just shall prosper.
12:13 For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil man: but the just shall escape out of distress.
12:14 By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.
12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsels.
12:16 A fool immediately sheweth his anger: but he that dissembleth injuries is wise.
12:17 He that speaketh that which he knoweth, sheweth forth justice: but he that lieth, is a deceitful witness.
12:18 There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.
12:19 The lip of truth shall be steadfast for ever: but he that is a hasty witness, frameth a lying tongue.
12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that think evil things: but joy followeth them that take counsels of peace.
12:21 Whatsoever shall befall the just man, shall not make him sad: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal faithfully, please him.
12:23 A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.
12:24 The hand of the valiant shall bear rule: but that which is slothful shall be under tribute.
12:25 Grief in the heart of a man shall bring him low, but with a good word he shall be made glad.
12:26 He that neglecteth a loss for the sake of a friend, is just: but the way of the wicked shall deceive them.
12:27 The deceitful man shall not find gain: but the substance of a just man shall be precious gold.
12:28 In the path of justice is life: but the bye-way leadeth to death.