Proverbs - Chapter 11
1 Dishonest scales [are] an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight [is] His delight.
2 When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble [is] wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perpity of the unfaithful will destroy them.
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delip from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the unfaithful will be caught by [their] lust.
7 When a wicked man dies, [his] expectation will perish, And the hope of the unjust perishes.
8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, And it comes to the wicked instead.
9 The hypocrite with [his] mouth destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; And when the wicked perish, [there is] jubilation.
11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12 He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, But a man of understanding holds his peace.
13 A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.
14 Where [there is] no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors [there is] safety.
15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, But one who hates being surety is secure.
16 A gracious woman retains honor, But ruthless [men] retain riches.
17 The merciful man does good for his own soul, But [he who is] cruel troubles his own flesh.
18 The wicked [man] does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness [will have] a sure reward.
19 As righteousness [leads] to life, So he who pursues evil [pursues it] to his own death.
20 Those who are of a perpe heart [are] an abomination to the LORD, But [the] blameless in their ways [are] His delight.
21 [Though they join] forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.
22 [As] a ring of gold in a swine's snout, [So is] a lovely woman who lacks discretion.
23 The desire of the righteous [is] only good, [But] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
24 There is [one] who scatters, yet increases more; And there is [one] who withholds more than is right, But it [leads] to poverty.
25 The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
26 The people will curse him who withholds grain, But blessing [will be] on the head of him who sells [it.]
27 He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, But trouble will come to him who seeks [evil.]
28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage.
29 He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, And the fool [will be] servant to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous [is a] tree of life, And he who wins souls [is] wise.
31 If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth, How much more the ungodly and the sinner.