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Proverbs 12:12

    Proverbs 12:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wicked desires the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yields fruit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wicked desireth the net of evil men; But the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The resting-place of the sinner will come to destruction, but the root of upright men is for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12:12

    The wicked desireth the net of evil men - They applaud their ways, and are careful to imitate them in their wiles.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 12:12

    The meaning seems to be: The "net of evil men" (compare Proverbs 1:17) is that in which they are taken, the judgment of God in which they are ensnared. This they run into with such a blind infatuation, that it seems as if they were in love with their own destruction. The marginal rendering gives the thought that the wicked seek the protection of others like themselves, but seek in vain; the "root of the just" (i. e., that in them which is fixed and stable) alone yields that protection.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 12:12

    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.