Proverbs 11:6
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English Standard Version
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.

King James Bible
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

American Standard Version
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them; But the treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The justice of the righteous shall deliver them: and the unjust shall be caught in their own snares.

English Revised Version
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but they that deal treacherously shall be taken in their own mischief.

Webster's Bible Translation
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable;

     But the mouth of the godless is mere falsehood.

Hitzig, instead of ידעוּן, reads יבּעוּן; the ἀποστάζει [they distil or send forth] of the lxx does not favour this, for it is probably only a corruption of ἐπίσταται, which is found in several MSS the Graec. Venet., which translates ποιμανοῦσι, makes use of a MS which it sometimes misreads. The text does not stand in need of any emendations, but rather of a corrected relation between the clauses, for the relation of 31a with 32b, and of 32a with 31b, strongly commends itself (Hitzig); in that case the explanation lies near: the lips of the righteous find what is acceptable, viz., to God. But this thought in the Mashal language is otherwise expressed (Proverbs 12:2 and paral.); and also 32a and 32b fit each other as contrasts, if by רצון, as Proverbs 11:27; Proverbs 14:9, is to be understood that which is acceptable in its widest generality, equally then in relation to God and man. It is a question whether ידעון means that they have knowledge of it (as one e.g., says ידע ספר, to understand writing, i.e., the reading of it), or that they think thereupon (cf. Proverbs 27:23). Fundamentally the two ideas, according to the Hebrew conception of the words, lie in each other; for the central conception, perceiving, is biblically equivalent to a delighted searching into or going towards the object. Thus: the lips of the righteous think of that which is acceptable (רצון, cogn. to חן, gracefulness; χάρις, Colossians 4:6); while the mouth of the godless is mere falsehood, which God (the wisdom of God) hates, and from which discord on all sides arises. We might transfer ידעון to 32b; but this line, interpreted as a clause by itself, is stronger and more pointed (Fl.).

Proverbs 11:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

righteousness

Genesis 30:33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before your face...

Genesis 31:37 Whereas you have searched all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff?...

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken...

but

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

1 Kings 2:32,33,44 And the LORD shall return his blood on his own head, who fell on two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword...

Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate.

Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaks an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

Cross References
Judges 20:41
Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed, for they saw that disaster was close upon them.

Psalm 7:15
He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.

Psalm 7:16
His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.

Psalm 9:15
The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.

Proverbs 11:9
With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Ecclesiastes 10:8
He who digs a pit will fall into it, and a serpent will bite him who breaks through a wall.

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