A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but an accurate weight is his delight.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but wisdom is with the humble.
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
The righteousness of the blameless keeps their ways straight, but the wicked fall by their own wickedness.
The righteousness of the upright saves them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their schemes.
When the wicked die, their hope perishes, and the expectation of the godless comes to nothing.
The righteous are delivered from trouble, and the wicked get into it instead.
With their mouths the godless would destroy their neighbors, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
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