Proverbs 11
New American Standard Bible 1995Holman Christian Standard Bible
1A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.1Dishonest scales are detestable to the LORD, but an accurate weight is His delight.
2When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.2When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom.
3The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.3The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.
4Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.4Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath, but righteousness rescues from death.
5The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.5The righteousness of the blameless clears his path, but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.
6The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.6The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.
7When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes.7When the wicked man dies, his expectation comes to nothing, and hope placed in wealth vanishes.
8The righteous is delivered from trouble, But the wicked takes his place.8The righteous one is rescued from trouble; in his place, the wicked one goes in.
9With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.9With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.
10When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.10When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices, and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.
11By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.11A city is built up by the blessing of the upright, but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.
12He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.12Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense, but a man with understanding keeps silent.
13He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.13A gossip goes around revealing a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.
14Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.14Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance.
15He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.15If someone puts up security for a stranger, he will suffer for it, but the one who hates such agreements is protected.
16A gracious woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches.16A gracious woman gains honor, but violent men gain only riches.
17The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.17A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.
18The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.18The wicked man earns an empty wage, but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.
19He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.19Genuine righteousness leads to life, but pursuing evil leads to death.
20The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.20Those with twisted minds are detestable to the LORD, but those with blameless conduct are His delight.
21Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered.21Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
22As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.22A beautiful woman who rejects good sense is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.
23The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.23The desire of the righteous turns out well, but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.
24There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.24One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.
25The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.25A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.
26He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.26People will curse anyone who hoards grain, but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.
27He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.27The one who searches for what is good finds favor, but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.
28He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.28Anyone trusting in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage.
29He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.29The one who brings ruin on his household will inherit the wind, and a fool will be a slave to someone whose heart is wise.
30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but violence takes lives.
31If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner!31If the righteous will be repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and sinful.
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