Proverbs 11 New American Standard Bible

11 1  A false balance is an abomination to the Lord , But a just weight is His delight .

2  When pride comes , then comes dishonor , But with the humble is wisdom .

3  The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.

4  Riches do not profit in the day of wrath , But righteousness delivers from death .

5  The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way , But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness . 6  The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed .

7  When a wicked man dies , his expectation will perish , And the hope of strong men perishes .

8  The righteous is delivered from trouble , But the wicked takes his place .

9  With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor , But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered .

10  When it goes well with the righteous , the city rejoices , And when the wicked perish , there is joyful shouting . 11  By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted , But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down .

12  He who despises his neighbor lacks sense , But a man of understanding keeps silent . 13  He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets , But he who is trustworthy e conceals a matter .

14  Where there is no guidance the people fall , But in abundance of counselors there is victory .

15  He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure .

16  A gracious woman attains honor , And ruthless men attain riches .

17  The merciful man does himself good , But the cruel man does himself harm .

18  The wicked earns deceptive wages , But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward .

19  He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life , And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death .

20  The perverse in heart are an abomination to the Lord , But the blameless in their walk are His delight .

21  Assuredly , the evil man will not go unpunished , But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered .

22  As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion .

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

24  There is one who scatters , and yet increases all the more , And there is one who withholds what is justly due , and yet it results only in want .

25  The generous man will be prosperous , And he who waters will himself be watered .

26  He who withholds grain , the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

27  He who diligently seeks good seeks favor , But he who seeks evil , evil will come to him.

28  He who trusts in his riches will fall , But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf .

29  He who troubles his own house will inherit wind , And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted .

30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life , And he who is wise wins souls .

31  If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth , How much e more the wicked and the sinner !


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