PROVERBS 12:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”

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Proverbs 12:10 Translation & Meaning

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A righteous צַ֭דִּיק Just righteous
man (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
regardeth יוֹדֵ֣עַ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) regardeth
the life נֶ֣פֶשׁ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) life
of his beast: בְּהֶמְתּ֑וֹ Properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective) beast
but the tender mercies וְֽרַחֲמֵ֥י Compassion (in the plural); by extension, the womb (as cherishing the fetus); by implication, a maiden tender mercies
of the wicked רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
cruel. אַכְזָרִֽי׃ Terrible cruel

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  • 8  A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

  • 9  He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

  • 10  A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

  • 11  He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

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




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