||English: New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 11 [Commentary] |
||A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
But a just weight is His delight.
||When pride comes, then comes dishonor,
But with the humble is wisdom.
||The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
||Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
But righteousness delivers from death.
||The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way,
But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
||The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,
But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.
||When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of strong men perishes.
||The righteous is delivered from trouble,
But the wicked takes his place.
||With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor,
But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
||When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices,
And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.
||By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
||He who despises his neighbor lacks sense,
But a man of understanding keeps silent.
||He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
||Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
||He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it,
But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.
||A gracious woman attains honor,
And ruthless men attain riches.
||The merciful man does himself good,
But the cruel man does himself harm.
||The wicked earns deceptive wages,
But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
||He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life,
And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
||The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD,
But the blameless in their walk are His delight.
||Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished,
But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered.
||As a ring of gold in a swine's snout
So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
||The desire of the righteous is only good,
But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
||There 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.
||The generous man will be prosperous,
And he who waters will himself be watered.
||He who withholds grain, the people will curse him,
But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
||He who diligently seeks good seeks favor,
But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
||He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
||He who troubles his own house will inherit wind,
And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
||The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who is wise wins souls.
||If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth,
How much more the wicked and the sinner!
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