A 1falsebalance is an abomination to the LORD, But a 2justweight is His delight.
When 3pridecomes, then comesdishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.
The 4integrity of the upright will guide them, But the 5crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
46Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But 7righteousnessdelivers from death.
The 8righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But 9the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will 10be caught by their own greed.
When a wickedmandies, his 11expectation will perish, And the 12hope of strongmenperishes.
The righteous is delivered from trouble, But the wickedatakes his place.
With his 13mouth the godlessmandestroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the 14righteous will be delivered.
When it 15goes well with the righteous, the cityrejoices, And when the wickedperish, there is joyfulshouting.
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torndown.
He who despises his neighborlacksbsense, But a man of understandingkeepssilent.
He 16who goes about as a talebearerrevealssecrets, But he who is ctrustworthy17conceals a matter.
Where there is no18guidance the peoplefall, But in abundance of counselors there is dvictory.
He who is 19guarantor for a stranger will surelysuffer for it, But he who hatesebeing a guarantor is secure.
A 20graciouswomanattainshonor, And ruthlessmenattainriches.
The 21mercifulmandoesfhimselfgood, But the cruelmangdoeshimselfharm.
The wickedearnsdeceptivewages, But he who 22sowsrighteousness gets a truereward.
He who is steadfast in 23righteousness will attain to life, And 24he who pursuesevil will bring about his own death.
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the 25blameless in their hwalk are His 26delight.
21iAssuredly, the evilman will not gounpunished, But the jdescendants of the righteous will be delivered.
As a 27ring of gold in a swine'ssnout So is a beautifulwoman who lackskdiscretion.
The desire of the righteous is onlygood, But the 28expectation of the wicked is wrath.
24There is one who scatters, and yet increasesall the more, And there is one who withholdswhat is justlydue, and yet it results only in want.
The l29generousman will be mprosperous, And he who 30waters will himself be watered.
He who withholdsgrain, the 31people will curse him, But 32blessing will be on the head of him who 33sells it.
He who diligentlyseeksgoodseeksfavor, But 34he who seeksevil, evil will come to him.
He who 35trusts in his riches will fall, But 36the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
He who 37troubles his own house will 38inheritwind, And 39the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
The fruit of the righteous is 40a tree of life, And 41he who is wisenwinssouls.
31If42the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, Howmuchmore the wicked and the sinner !