Proverbs 11:18
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New International Version
A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness -- a true reward.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Worketh a deceitful work - An unstable work; nothing is durable that he does, except his crimes.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wicked

Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their own lives.

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

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

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

Isaiah 59:5-8 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies...

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

but

Proverbs 22:8 He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

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

Hosea 10:12,13 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD...

Galatians 6:8,9 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption...

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

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The Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Soul Winner
A sermon (No. 1292) delivered on Thursday evening, January 20th, 1876, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."--Proverbs 11:30. I had very great joy last night--many of you know why but some do not. We held our annual meeting of the church, and it was a very pleasant sight to see so many brethren and sisters knit together in the heartiest love, welded together as one mass by common sympathies,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Jesus, My Rock.
When the storm and the tempest are raging around me, Oh! where shall I flee to be safe from their shock? There are walls which no mortal hands built to surround me, A Refuge Eternal,--'Tis JESUS MY ROCK! When my heart is all sorrow, and trials aggrieve me, To whom can I safely my secrets unlock? No bosom (save one) has the power to relieve me, The bosom which bled for me, JESUS MY ROCK! When Life's gloomy curtain, at last, shall close o'er me, And the chill hand of death unexpectedly knock, I will
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus

George Muller, and the Secret of His
POWER IN PRAYER WHEN God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practised, He mostly does so by raising some man to be in word and deed a living witness to its blessedness. And so God has raised up in this nineteenth century, among others, George Muller to be His witness that He is indeed the Hearer of prayer. I know of no way in which the principal truths of God's word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Cross References
John 4:36
Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.

Galatians 6:8
Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

James 3:18
Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

Exodus 1:20
So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.

Proverbs 10:16
The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.

Hosea 10:12
Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.

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