Proverbs 12:5
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English Standard Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

King James Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

American Standard Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just; But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

English Revised Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Webster's Bible Translation
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,

     And the wise man winneth souls.

The lxx translate, ἐκ καρποῦ δικαιοσύνης φύεται δένδρον ζωῆς; Hitzig takes thence the word צדק; but this translation discredits itself by the unnatural reversal of the relation of fruit and tree. The fruit of the righteous is here not the good which his conduct brings to him, as Isaiah 3:10; Jeremiah 32:19, but his activity itself proceeding from an internal impulse. This fruit is a tree of life. We need to supplement פּרי [fruit] as little here as ארח [a traveller] at Proverbs 10:17; for the meaning of the proverb is, that the fruit of the righteous, i.e., his external influence, itself is a tree of life, namely for others, since his words and actions exert a quickening, refreshing, happy influence upon them. By this means the wise (righteousness and wisdom come together according to the saying of the Chokma, Proverbs 1:7) becomes a winner of souls (לקח as Proverbs 6:25, but taken in bonam partem), or, as expressed in the N.T. (Matthew 4:19), a fisher of men, for he gains them not only for himself, but also for the service of wisdom and righteousness.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Psalm 119:15 I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways.

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

counsels

Psalm 12:2,3 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak...

Psalm 36:2-4 For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful...

Psalm 41:6,7 And if he come to see me, he speaks vanity: his heart gathers iniquity to itself; when he goes abroad, he tells it...

Psalm 140:1-3 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man...

Matthew 2:3-8,16 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him...

Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

Cross References
Proverbs 12:4
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:6
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

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