1 Balances of deceit [are] an abomination of Yahweh, but {an accurate weight} delights him.
References for Proverbs 11:1
    • a 11:1 - Literally "a full stone" or "a pure stone"
      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} belittles his neighbor, but a person of intelligence will remain silent.
      References for Proverbs 11:12
        • b 11:12 - Literally "heart"
          13 A gossip walks [about] telling a secret, but the trustworthy in spirit keeps [the] matter.
          14 Where there is no guidance, a nation shall fall, but [there is] safety in an abundance of counsel.
          References for Proverbs 11:14
              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, but a cruel [person] harms his own flesh.
              References for Proverbs 11:17
                • d 11:17 - Or "soul," or "inner self"
                  18 The wicked earns {deceptive gain}, but he who sows righteousness, a {true reward}.
                  References for Proverbs 11:18
                    • e 11:18 - Or "does, makes"
                    • f 11:18 - Literally "gain of deception"
                    • g 11:18 - Literally "a reward of truth"
                      19 He who is steadfast in righteousness [is] to life as he who pursues evil [is] to death.
                      References for Proverbs 11:19
                          20 An abomination of Yahweh [are] the {crooked of heart}, but his delight [are] {those with blameless ways}.
                          References for Proverbs 11:20
                            • i 11:20 - Literally "crooked ones of heart"; "heart" may also be translated "mind"
                            • j 11:20 - Literally "blameless ones of ways"
                              21 {Rest assured}, the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
                              References for Proverbs 11:21
                                • k 11:21 - Literally "Hand to hand"
                                • l 11:21 - Or "seed"
                                  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}, but he who withholds {what is right} only [finds] need.
                                  References for Proverbs 11:24
                                    • m 11:24 - Literally "adding more"
                                    • n 11:24 - Literally "from what is right"
                                      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, and a fool will serve the wise of heart.
                                      References for Proverbs 11:29
                                        • o 11:29 - Or "breath, spirit"
                                          30 The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, and he who captures souls [is] wise.
                                          References for Proverbs 11:30
                                            • p 11:30 - Or "persons," or "inner selves"
                                              31 If the righteous on earth will be repaid, {how much more} the wicked and sinner.
                                              References for Proverbs 11:31
                                                • q 11:31 - Literally "more for"