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Proverbs 11 (The Darby Translation)

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1 A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; but a just a weight is his delight. 2 [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly b is wisdom. 3 The integrity of the upright guideth them; but the crookedness of the unfaithful c destroyeth them. 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 d destroyeth his neighbour; e but through knowledge are the righteous delivered. 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; f but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. 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. g 15 It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; h but he that hateth suretyship i is secure. 16 A gracious j woman retaineth honour; and the violent retain riches. 17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; k but the cruel troubleth his own flesh. 18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work; l but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward. 19 As righteousness m [tendeth] to life, so he that pursueth evil [doeth it] to his own death. 20 The perverse in heart are abomination to Jehovah; but they that are perfect in [their] way are his delight. 21 Hand for hand! n an evil [man] shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. 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 o shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. 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. p 31 Behold, the righteous shall be requited on the earth: how much more the wicked and the sinner.
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