5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct direct: Heb. rectify his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
5 The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.
5 Moral character makes for smooth traveling; an evil life is a hard life.
5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
5 The godly are directed by honesty; the wicked fall beneath their load of sin.
(Read Proverbs 11:5-6)
The ways of wickedness are dangerous. And sin will be its own punishment.
16 The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
16 The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.
16 The wage of a good person is exuberant life; an evil person ends up with nothing but sin.
16 The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin.
16 The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.
(Read Proverbs 10:16)
Perhaps a righteous man has no more than what he works hard for, but that labour tends to life.