Proverbs 11
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1Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.1A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
2When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.2When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
3The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.3The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
4Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.4Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
5The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.5The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
6The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.6The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
7When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of the unjust perishes.7When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
8The righteous is delivered from trouble, And it comes to the wicked instead.8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
9The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.9An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
10When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; And when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.10When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
11By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.11By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, But a man of understanding holds his peace.12He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
13A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.13A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
14Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.14Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.
15He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, But one who hates being surety is secure.15He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
16A gracious woman retains honor, But ruthless men retain riches.16A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
17The merciful man does good for his own soul, But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.17The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
18The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.18The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
19As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.19As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
20Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their ways are His delight.20They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
21Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.21Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
22As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.22As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
23The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.23The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
24There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.24There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
25The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.25The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
26The people will curse him who withholds grain, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.26He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
27He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, But trouble will come to him who seeks evil.27He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
28He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage.28He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
29He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.29He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
31If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth, How much more the ungodly and the sinner.31Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
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