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Proverbs 12 - Outline

rewards
the reward of righteousness versus wickedness
from the Lord
a "good man" vs. "a man of wicked devices" (v2)
naturally
v3,12
"the root of the righteous"
v7
"the house of the righteous"
v28
"the way of the righteous"
from others
wisdom vs perverse heart (v8)
from himself
v21,26 (v21, the just)
in speech
v6,16,23
the nature of wrong vs. right speech: violence, wrath, excess
v13,14,18,25
the rewards of good vs. bad speech
counsel
v1,15
honesty
v5,17,19,20,22
in a wife
v4
in honor
your honor is worth less than your actual condition. It's better to be in an honorable position without being honored, than to honor yourself in a dishonerable situation. (v9)
in mercy
righteous people are so merciful that they even care about whether their animals live, but wicked people lack mercy so much that even their best attempts of mercy are actually cruelty. (v10)
in diligence
v11,24,27
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