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.
Proverbs 11:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Worketh a deceitful work - An unstable work; nothing is durable that he does, except his crimes.
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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 …
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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.
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.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
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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