New Living Translation
Thieves are jealous of each other's loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit.
King James Bible
The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked desireth the net of evil men; but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
World English Bible
The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:12 Desireth - He approves those arts, which wicked men use like nets to ensnare other men. The root - That piety, which is the root of his actions, yields him sufficient fruit both for his own need, and to do good to others.
Library"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.
Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
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