Proverbs 11:18 {19}
Good News Translation
Wicked people do not really gain anything, but if you do what is right, you are certain to be rewarded.

Contemporary English Version
Meanness gets you nowhere, but goodness is rewarded.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Clemency prepareth life: and the pursuing of evil things, death.

New American Bible
The wicked make empty profits, but those who sow justice have a sure reward.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Clemency prepareth life: and the pursuing of evil things, death.

wicked

Proverbs 1:18 So the ways of every covetous man destroy the souls of the possessors.

Proverbs 5:22 He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.

Job 27:13-23 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the inheritance of the violent, which they shall receive of the Almighty. . . .

Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

Isaiah 59:5-8 They have broken the eggs of asps, and have woven the webs of spiders: he that shall eat of their eggs, shall die: and that which is brought out, shall be hatched into a basilisk. . . .

Ephesians 4:22 To put off, according to former conversation, the old man, who is corrupted according to the desire of error.

but

Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. . . .

Hosea 10:12,13 Sow for yourselves in justice, and reap in the mouth of mercy, break up your fallow ground: but the time to seek the Lord is, when he shall come that shall teach you justice. . . .

Galatians 6:8,9 For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he that soweth in his flesh of the flesh also shall reap corruption. But he that soweth in the spirit of the spirit shall reap life everlasting. . . .

James 3:18 And the fruit of justice is sown in peace, to them that make peace.

Context
Dishonest Scales
17The wicked maketh an unsteady work: but to him that soweth justice, there is a faithful reward. 18Clemency prepareth life: and the pursuing of evil things, death.19A perverse heart is abominable to the Lord: and his will is in them that walk sincerely.…
Cross References
John 4:36
And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

Galatians 6:8
For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he that soweth in his flesh of the flesh also shall reap corruption. But he that soweth in the spirit of the spirit shall reap life everlasting.

Galatians 6:9
And in doing good, let us not fail. For in due time we shall reap, not failing.

James 3:18
And the fruit of justice is sown in peace, to them that make peace.

Exodus 1:20
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied and grew exceedingly strong.

Proverbs 10:16
The way of life, to him that observeth correction: but he that forsaketh reproofs, goeth astray.

Hosea 10:12
Sow for yourselves in justice, and reap in the mouth of mercy, break up your fallow ground: but the time to seek the Lord is, when he shall come that shall teach you justice.

Additional Translations
The wicked man earns an empty wage, but he who sows righteousness reaps a true reward.The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

An ungodly man performs unrighteous works: but the seed of the righteous is a reward of truth.

The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

The wicked earneth deceitful wages: but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness -- a true reward.
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