Proverbs 11 CSB

1 Dishonest scales are detestable to the Lord,a but an accurate weight is His delight.b

References for Proverbs 11:1

    • a 11:1 - Pr 20:23; Mc 6:10-11
    • b 11:1 - Pr 16:11; Lv 19:36; Ezk 45:10
      2 When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom.c

      References for Proverbs 11:2

        • c 11:2 - Pr 15:33; 18:12; 22:4; 29:23
          3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.d

          References for Proverbs 11:3

            • d 11:3 - Pr 11:17-19
              4 Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath, but righteousness rescues from death.e

              References for Proverbs 11:4

                • e 11:4 - Pr 10:2; 11:28; 12:28
                  5 The righteousness of the blameless clears his path, but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.
                  6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.f

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                      7 When the wicked dies, his expectation comes to nothing, and hope placed in wealthg h vanishes.i

                      References for Proverbs 11:7

                        • g 11:7 - LXX reads hope of the ungodly
                        • h 11:7 - Or strength
                        • i 11:7 - Pr 10:28; 24:14; Jb 8:13
                          8 The righteous is rescued from trouble; in his place, the wicked goes in.j

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                              9 With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.
                              10 When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices, and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.
                              11 A city is built up by the blessing of the upright,k but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.l

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                                  12 Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense, but a man with understanding keeps silent.m

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                                      13 A gossip goes around revealing a secret, but the trustworthy keeps a confidence.n

                                      References for Proverbs 11:13

                                        • n 11:13 - Pr 10:18; 20:19; Lv 19:16
                                          14 Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance.o

                                          References for Proverbs 11:14

                                            • o 11:14 - Pr 15:22; 20:18; 24:6
                                              15 If someone puts up security for a stranger, he will suffer for it,p but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

                                              References for Proverbs 11:15

                                                • p 11:15 - Pr 6:1-2; 17:18; 22:26
                                                  16 A gracious woman gains honor, but violentq men gain [only] riches.

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                                                      17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.r

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                                                          18 The wicked man earns an empty wage, but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.s

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                                                              19 Genuine righteousness [leads] to life,t but pursuing evil [leads] to death.

                                                              References for Proverbs 11:19

                                                                • t 11:19 - Pr 10:16-17; 19:23
                                                                  20 Those with twisted minds are detestable to the Lord, but those with blameless conduct are His delight.u

                                                                  References for Proverbs 11:20

                                                                    • u 11:20 - Pr 3:32; 12:22; 15:8-9,26
                                                                      21 Be assuredv that the wicked will not go unpunished,w but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

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                                                                          22 A beautiful woman who rejects good sense is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.
                                                                          23 The desire of the righteous [turns out] well,x but the hope of the wicked [leads to] wrath.y

                                                                          References for Proverbs 11:23

                                                                            • x 11:23 - Pr 10:24; Ps 37:4-5; Jr 29:11
                                                                            • y 11:23 - Pr 10:28; 11:7
                                                                              24 One person gives freely, yet gains more;z another withholds what is right, only to become poor.{

                                                                              References for Proverbs 11:24

                                                                                • z 11:24 - Pr 11:25; 21:26; Ps 112:9
                                                                                • { 11:24 - Pr 13:7; 22:16; 28:27
                                                                                  25 A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.|

                                                                                  References for Proverbs 11:25

                                                                                    • | 11:25 - Pr 3:9-10; Mt 10:42
                                                                                      26 People will curse anyone who hoards grain, but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.
                                                                                      27 The one who searches for what is good} finds favor, but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.

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                                                                                          28 Anyone trusting in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage.~

                                                                                          References for Proverbs 11:28

                                                                                            • ~ 11:28 - Pr 11:4; 14:11
                                                                                              29 The one who brings ruin on his household will inherit the wind, and a fool will be a slave to someone whose heart is wise.
                                                                                              30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but violence takes lives.€

                                                                                              References for Proverbs 11:30

                                                                                                •  11:30 - LXX, Syr; MT reads but a wise one
                                                                                                • € 11:30 - Pr 13:2; 15:4
                                                                                                  31 If the righteous will be repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and sinful.