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Proverbs 11 World English Bible (WEB)

11 A false balance is an abomination to Yahweh,
    but accurate weights are his delight.
When pride comes, then comes shame,
    but with humility comes wisdom.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them,
    but the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.
Riches don’t profit in the day of wrath,
    but righteousness delivers from death.
The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way,
    but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them,
    but the unfaithful will be trapped by evil desires.
When a wicked man dies, hope perishes,
    and expectation of power comes to nothing.
A righteous person is delivered out of trouble,
    and the wicked takes his place.
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor,
    but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.
10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices.
    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 One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom,
    but a man of understanding holds his peace.
13 One who brings gossip betrays a confidence,
    but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.
14 Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls,
    but in the multitude of counselors there is victory.
15 He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it,
    but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.
16 A gracious woman obtains honor,
    but violent men obtain riches.
17 The merciful man does good to his own soul,
    but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
18 Wicked people earn deceitful wages,
    but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 He who is truly righteous gets life.
    He who pursues evil gets death.
20 Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to Yahweh,
    but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.
21 Most certainly, the evil man will not be unpunished,
    but the offspring[a] of the righteous will be delivered.
22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout,
    is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
23 The desire of the righteous is only good.
    The expectation of the wicked is wrath.
24 There is one who scatters, and increases yet more.
    There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty.
25 The liberal soul shall be made fat.
    He who waters shall be watered also himself.
26 People curse someone who withholds grain,
    but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor,
    but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.
28 He who trusts in his riches will fall,
    but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.
29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind.
    The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.
    He who is wise wins souls.
31 Behold, the righteous shall be repaid in the earth;
    how much more the wicked and the sinner!

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 11:21 or, seed
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Proverbs 11 New International Version (NIV)

11 The Lord detests dishonest scales,
    but accurate weights find favor with him.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
    but with humility comes wisdom.

The integrity of the upright guides them,
    but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
    but righteousness delivers from death.

The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,
    but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
    but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

Hopes placed in mortals die with them;
    all the promise of[a] their power comes to nothing.

The righteous person is rescued from trouble,
    and it falls on the wicked instead.

With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,
    but through knowledge the righteous escape.

10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;
    when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
    but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense,
    but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

13 A gossip betrays a confidence,
    but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

14 For lack of guidance a nation falls,
    but victory is won through many advisers.

15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,
    but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

16 A kindhearted woman gains honor,
    but ruthless men gain only wealth.

17 Those who are kind benefit themselves,
    but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.

18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,
    but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

19 Truly the righteous attain life,
    but whoever pursues evil finds death.

20 The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse,
    but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished,
    but those who are righteous will go free.

22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout
    is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good,
    but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.

24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
    another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

25 A generous person will prosper;
    whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

26 People curse the one who hoards grain,
    but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.

27 Whoever seeks good finds favor,
    but evil comes to one who searches for it.

28 Those who trust in their riches will fall,
    but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

29 Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind,
    and the fool will be servant to the wise.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
    and the one who is wise saves lives.

31 If the righteous receive their due on earth,
    how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 11:7 Two Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts, Vulgate, Syriac and Targum When the wicked die, their hope perishes; / all they expected from
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