Proverbs 11
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1Balances of deceit [are] an abomination to YHWH, "" And a perfect weight [is] His delight.

2Pride has come, and shame comes, "" And wisdom [is] with the lowly.

3The integrity of the upright leads them, "" And the perverseness of the treacherous destroys them.

4Wealth does not profit in a day of wrath, "" And righteousness delivers from death.

5The righteousness of the perfect makes his way right, "" And by his wickedness the wicked fall.

6The righteousness of the upright delivers them, "" And in mischief the treacherous are captured.

7In the death of a wicked man, hope perishes, "" And the expectation of the iniquitous has been lost.

8The righteous is drawn out from distress, "" And the wicked goes in instead of him.

9A hypocrite corrupts his friend with the mouth, "" And the righteous are drawn out by knowledge.

10A city exults in the good of the righteous, "" And in the destruction of the wicked [is] singing.

11By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, "" And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.

12Whoever is despising his neighbor lacks heart, "" And a man of understanding keeps silence.

13A busybody is revealing secret counsel, "" And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.

14Without counsels a people falls, "" And deliverance [is] in a multitude of counselors.

15An evil [one] suffers when he has been guarantor [for] a stranger, "" And whoever hates striking hands [in agreement] is confident.

16A gracious woman retains honor, "" And terrible [men] retain riches.

17A kind man is rewarding his own soul, "" And the fierce is troubling his own flesh.

18The wicked is getting a lying wage, "" And whoever is sowing righteousness—a true reward.

19Correctly [is] righteousness for life, "" And whoever is pursuing evil—for his own death.

20The perverse of heart are an abomination to YHWH, "" And the perfect of the way [are] His delight.

21Hand to hand, the wicked is not acquitted, "" And the seed of the righteous has escaped.

22A ring of gold in the nose of a sow—A beautiful woman and stubborn of behavior.

23The desire of the righteous [is] only good, "" The hope of the wicked [is] transgression.

24There is [one] who is scattering, and yet is increased, "" And [one] who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want.

25A liberal soul is made fat, "" And whoever is watering, he also is watered.

26Whoever is withholding grain, the people execrate him, "" And a blessing [is] for the head of him who is selling.

27Whoever is earnestly seeking good "" Seeks a pleasing thing, "" And whoever is seeking evil—it meets him.

28Whoever is confident in his wealth falls, "" And as a leaf, the righteous flourish.

29Whoever is troubling his own house inherits wind, "" And the fool [is] a servant to the wise of heart.

30The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life, "" And whoever is taking souls [is] wise.

31Behold, the righteous is repaid in the earth, "" Surely also the wicked and the sinner!

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