Brenton Septuagint Translation
A False Balance is an Abomination
1False balances are an abomination before the Lord: but a just weight is acceptable unto him.
2Wherever pride enters, there will be also disgrace: but the mouth of the lowly meditates wisdom.
3When a just man dies he leaves regret: but the destruction of the ungodly is speedy, and causes joy.
5Righteousness traces out blameless paths: but ungodliness encounters unjust dealing.
6The righteousness of upright men delivers them: but transgressors are caught in their own destruction.
7At the death of a just man his hope does not perish: but the boast of the ungodly perishes.
8A righteous man escapes from a snare, and the ungodly man is delivered up in his place.
9In the mouth of ungodly men is a snare to citizens: but the understanding of righteous men is prosperous.
10In the prosperity of righteous men a city prospers:
11but by the mouth of ungodly men it is overthrown.
12A man void of understanding sneers at his fellow citizens: but a sensible man is quiet.
13A double-tongued man discloses the secret counsels of an assembly: but he that is faithful in spirit conceals matters.
14They that have no guidance fall like leaves: but in much counsel there is safety.
15A bad man does harm wherever he meets a just man: and he hates the sound of safety.
16A gracious wife brings glory to her husband: but a woman hating righteousness is a theme of dishonour. The slothful come to want: but the diligent support themselves with wealth.
17A merciful man does good to his own soul: but the merciless destroys his own body.
18An ungodly man performs unrighteous works: but the seed of the righteous is a reward of truth.
19A righteous son is born for life: but the persecution of the ungodly ends in death.
20Perverse ways are an abomination to the Lord: but all they that are blameless in their ways are acceptable to him.
21He that unjustly strikes hands shall not be unpunished: but he that sows righteousness he shall receive a faithful reward.
22As an ornament in a swine's snout, so is beauty to an ill-minded women.
23All the desire of the righteous is good: but the hope of the ungodly shall perish.
24There are some who scatter their own, and make it more: and there are some also who gather, yet have less.
25Every sincere soul is blessed: but a passionate man is not graceful.
26May he that hoards corn leave it to the nation: but blessing be on the head of him that gives it.
27He that devises good counsels seeks good favour: but as for him that seeks after evil, evil shall overtake him.
28He that trusts in wealth shall fall; but he that helps righteous men shall rise.
29He that deals not graciously with his own house shall inherit the wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise man.
30Out of the fruit of righteousness grows a tree of life; but the souls of transgressors are cut off before their time.
31If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?