The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
pro 12:3A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the (a) root of the righteous shall not be moved.
(a) They are so grounded in the favour of God, that their root will prosper continually.
pro 12:6The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall (b) deliver them.
(b) As their conscience is upright, so will they be able to speak for themselves against their accusers.
pro 12:9[He that is] despised, (c) and hath a servant, [is] better than he that honoureth himself, and is destitute of bread.
(c) The poor man that is contemned and yet lives of his own travail.
pro 12:10A righteous [man] (d) regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.
(d) Is merciful, even to the very beast who does him service.
pro 12:12The wicked desireth the (e) net of evil [men]: but the (f) root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit].
(e) Continually imagines ways to harm others.
(f) Meaning, their heart within, which is upright, and does good to all.
pro 12:15The way of a fool [is] (g) right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel [is] wise.
(g) He stands in his own conceit, and condemns all others in respect to himself.
pro 12:16A fool's wrath is presently known: but (h) a prudent [man] covereth shame.
(h) Who bridles his affections.
pro 12:18There is that speaketh like the piercings of (i) a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.
(i) Which seek nothing more then to provoke others to anger.
pro 12:25Heaviness in the heart of man weigheth it down: but a (k) good word maketh it glad.
(k) That is, words of comfort, or a cheerful mind which is declared by his words, rejoices a man, as a covetous mind kills him.
pro 12:26The righteous (l) [is] more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
(l) That is, more liberal in giving.
pro 12:27The slothful [man] roasteth not that which he (m) took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.
(m) Although he gets much by unlawful means, yet he will not spend it on himself.