Proverbs 11 Darby’s Translation

11 1  A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; but a just weight is his delight.

2  [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.

3  The integrity of the upright guideth them; but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroyeth them.

4  Wealth profiteth not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivereth from death.

5  The righteousness of the perfect maketh plain his way; but the wicked falleth by his own wickedness. 6  The righteousness of the upright delivereth them; but the treacherous are taken in their own craving.

7  When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish; and the hope of evil [men] perisheth.

8  The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

9  With his mouth a hypocrite destroyeth his neighbour; but through knowledge are the righteous delivered.

10  When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth; and when the wicked perish, there is shouting. 11  By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12  He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. 13  He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

14  Where no advice is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

15  It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; but he that hateth suretyship is secure.

16  A gracious woman retaineth honour; and the violent retain riches.

17  The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but the cruel troubleth his own flesh.

18  The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

19  As righteousness [tendeth] to life, so he that pursueth evil [doeth it] to his own death.

20  The perverse in heart are abomination to Jehovah; but they that are perfect in [their] way are his delight.

21  Hand for hand! an evil [man] shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

22  A fair woman who is without discretion, is [as] a gold ring in a swine's snout.

23  The desire of the righteous is only good; the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24  There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is right, but [it tendeth] only to want.

25  The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

26  He that withholdeth corn, the people curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

27  He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.

28  He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a leaf.

29  He that troubleth his own house shall inherit wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and the wise winneth souls.

31  Behold, the righteous shall be requited on the earth: how much more the wicked and the sinner.


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