1 A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; but a just weight is his delight.

References for Proverbs 11:1

    • a 11:1 - Or 'perfect:' lit. 'whole,' 'full.'
      2 [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.

      References for Proverbs 11:2

        • b 11:2 - Or 'modest:' see 'humbly,' Mic. 6.8.
          3 The integrity of the upright guideth them; but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroyeth them.

          References for Proverbs 11:3

            • c 11:3 - Or 'treacherous,' as ver. 6: see ch. 2.22.
              4 Wealth profiteth not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivereth from death.
              5 The righteousness of the perfect maketh plain his way; but the wicked falleth by his own wickedness.
              6 The righteousness of the upright delivereth them; but the treacherous are taken in their own craving.
              7 When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish; and the hope of evil [men] perisheth.
              8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
              9 With his mouth a hypocrite destroyeth his neighbour; but through knowledge are the righteous delivered.

              References for Proverbs 11:9

                • d 11:9 - Or 'an impious man.'
                • e 11:9 - Or 'friend,' as often: so ver. 12.
                  10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth; and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
                  11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
                  12 He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

                  References for Proverbs 11:12

                      13 He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
                      14 Where no advice is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

                      References for Proverbs 11:14

                        • g 11:14 - Or 'victory;' and so ch. 21.31; 24.6.
                          15 It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; but he that hateth suretyship is secure.

                          References for Proverbs 11:15

                            • h 11:15 - Or 'a stranger:' see Note, chs. 5.10; 27.2.
                            • i 11:15 - Lit. 'those that strike [hands].'
                              16 A gracious woman retaineth honour; and the violent retain riches.

                              References for Proverbs 11:16

                                • j 11:16 - Or 'graceful.'
                                  17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but the cruel troubleth his own flesh.

                                  References for Proverbs 11:17

                                    • k 11:17 - Or 'The kind man doeth good to himself.'
                                      18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

                                      References for Proverbs 11:18

                                        • l 11:18 - Or 'a work that deceiveth him.'
                                          19 As righteousness [tendeth] to life, so he that pursueth evil [doeth it] to his own death.

                                          References for Proverbs 11:19

                                            • m 11:19 - Or 'true righteousness.'
                                              20 The perverse in heart are abomination to Jehovah; but they that are perfect in [their] way are his delight.
                                              21 Hand for hand! an evil [man] shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

                                              References for Proverbs 11:21

                                                • n 11:21 - Or 'Certainly,' as in ch. 16.5.
                                                  22 A fair woman who is without discretion, is [as] a gold ring in a swine's snout.
                                                  23 The desire of the righteous is only good; the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
                                                  24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is right, but [it tendeth] only to want.
                                                  25 The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

                                                  References for Proverbs 11:25

                                                    • o 11:25 - Lit. 'The blessing soul.'
                                                      26 He that withholdeth corn, the people curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
                                                      27 He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.
                                                      28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a leaf.
                                                      29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
                                                      30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and the wise winneth souls.

                                                      References for Proverbs 11:30

                                                        • p 11:30 - Or 'he that winneth souls is wise.' All the adjectives in vers. 29-31 are in the singular. In general this is denoted by the addition of '[man].'
                                                          31 Behold, the righteous shall be requited on the earth: how much more the wicked and the sinner.