12Â Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.
12Â It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in foolishness.
12Â A king detests wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice.
12Â Mockers hate to be corrected, so they stay away from the wise.
12Â There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
12Â Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
12Â Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit.
12Â It is foolish to belittle one’s neighbor; a sensible person keeps quiet.
12Â Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.