Proverbs 11
New American Standard Bible 1995New International Version
1A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.1The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.
2When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.2When pride comes, then comes disgrace, 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 unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.4Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers 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 makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
6The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.6The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes.7Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing.
8The righteous is delivered from trouble, But the wicked takes his place.8The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.
9With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.9With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.10When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
11By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.11Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
12He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.12Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
13He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.13A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
14Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.14For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
15He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.15Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.
16A gracious woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches.16A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.17Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.
18The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.18A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.19Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
20The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.20The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered.21Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
22As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.22Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
23The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.23The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in 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 even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.25A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
26He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.26People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God's blessing on the one who is willing to sell.
27He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.27Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.
28He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.28Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.29Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the 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, and the one who is wise saves lives.
31If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner!31If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!
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