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Proverbs 11


Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

Proverbs 11:1   A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.
Proverbs 11:2   When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:3   The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Proverbs 11:4   Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
Proverbs 11:5   The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
Proverbs 11:6   The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.
Proverbs 11:7   When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes.
Proverbs 11:8   The righteous is delivered from trouble, But the wicked takes his place.
Proverbs 11:9   With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
Proverbs 11:10   When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.
Proverbs 11:11   By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
Proverbs 11:12   He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.
Proverbs 11:13   He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
Proverbs 11:14   Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Proverbs 11:15   He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.
Proverbs 11:16   A gracious woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches.
Proverbs 11:17   The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.
Proverbs 11:18   The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
Proverbs 11:19   He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
Proverbs 11:20   The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.
Proverbs 11:21   Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered.
Proverbs 11:22   As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
Proverbs 11:23   The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Proverbs 11:24   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.
Proverbs 11:25   The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.
Proverbs 11:26   He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
Proverbs 11:27   He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
Proverbs 11:28   He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
Proverbs 11:29   He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
Proverbs 11:30   The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
Proverbs 11:31   If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner!
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