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Proverbs 11 (Lexham English Bible)

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1 Balances of deceit [are] an abomination of Yahweh, but {an accurate weight}a delights him. 2 Pride comes, then disgrace comes, but wisdom [is] with the humble. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. 4 Wealth does not profit on the day of wrath, but righteousness will deliver from death. 5 The righteousness of the blameless will keep his ways straight, but the wicked will fall by his wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright will save them, but by a scheme the treacherous will be taken captive. 7 With the death of a wicked person, hope will die, and the expectation of the godless perishes. 8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, but the wicked enters into it. 9 With a mouth, the godless shall destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered. 10 When good [is with] the righteous, [the] city rejoices, and with the perishing of the wicked, jubilation. 11 By the blessing of the upright, a city will be exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked, it will be overthrown. 12 He who lacks {sense}b belittles his neighbor, but a person of intelligence will remain silent. 13 A gossip walks [about] telling a secret, but the trustworthy in spirit keeps [the] matter. 14 Where there is no guidance, a nationc shall fall, but [there is] safety in an abundance of counsel. 15 He will suffer trouble when he loans to a stranger, but he who refuses a pledge is safe. 16 A woman of grace receives honor, but the ruthless gets wealth. 17 A person of kindness rewards himself,d but a cruel [person] harms his own flesh. 18 The wicked earnse {deceptive gain},f but he who sows righteousness, a {true reward}.g 19 He who is steadfast in righteousness [is] to life ash he who pursues evil [is] to death. 20 An abomination of Yahweh [are] the {crooked of heart},i but his delight [are] {those with blameless ways}.j 21 {Rest assured},k the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspringl of the righteous will escape. 22 A ring of gold in [the] snout of a pig [is] a woman [who is] beautiful but without discretion. 23 The desire of the righteous [is] only good, but the expectation of the wicked, wrath. 24 There is one who gives yet {grows richer},m but he who withholds {what is right}n only [finds] need. 25 A person of blessing will be enriched, and he who gives water also will be refreshed. 26 He who withholds grain, the people curse him, but a blessing [is] for the head of him who sells. 27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who inquires of evil, it will come to him. 28 He who trusts in his wealth [is] he who will fall, but like a green leaf the righteous will flourish. 29 He who brings trouble [to] his household, he will inherit wind,o and a fool will serve the wise of heart. 30 The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, and he who captures soulsp [is] wise. 31 If the righteous on earth will be repaid, {how much more}q the wicked and sinner.
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