Proverbs 11:17-27 ESV

17 1A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

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18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who 2sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

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19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness 3will live, but 4he who pursues evil will die.

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20 Those of 5crooked heart are 6an abomination to the LORD, but those of 7blameless ways are 8his delight.

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21 9Be assured, 10an evil person will not go unpunished, but 11the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.

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22 Like 12a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.

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23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good; 13the expectation of the wicked in wrath.

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24 14One gives 15freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

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25 16Whoever brings blessing 17will be enriched, and 18one who waters will himself be watered.

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26 19The people curse him who holds back grain, but 20a blessing is on the head of him who 21sells it.

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27 Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor,a but evil comes to 22him who searches for it.

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    •  11:27 - Or acceptance