Holman Christian Standard Bible
2 When pride comes, disgrace follows,
but with humility comes wisdom.(C)
4 Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath,
but righteousness rescues from death.(F)
5 The righteousness of the blameless clears his path,
but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them,
but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.(G)
8 The righteous one is rescued from trouble;
in his place, the wicked one goes in.(I)
9 With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,
but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.
10 When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices,(J)
and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.
12 Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man with understanding keeps silent.(M)
13 A gossip goes around revealing a secret,
but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.(N)
14 Without guidance, people fall,
but with many counselors there is deliverance.(O)
15 If someone puts up security for a stranger,
he will suffer for it,(P)
but the one who hates such agreements is protected.
16 A gracious woman gains honor,
but violent[c] men gain only riches.
18 The wicked man earns an empty wage,
but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.(S)
20 Those with twisted minds are detestable to the Lord,
but those with blameless conduct are His delight.(V)
22 A beautiful woman who rejects good sense
is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.(X)
31 If the righteous will be repaid on earth,
how much more the wicked and sinful.(AN)