Proverbs 11 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD detests dishonest scales, but delights in an accurate weight. 1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
2 When pride comes, so does shame, but wisdom brings humility. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 Integrity guides the virtuous, but dishonesty ruins the treacherous. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Riches don't help in the day of wrath, but righteousness rescues from death. 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the innocent makes their path straight, but the wicked fall in their wickedness. 5 The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
6 Those who do right are saved by their righteousness, but the untrustworthy are caught by their own desires. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 When the wicked die, their hope perishes. Yes, any hope based on money perishes. 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
8 The righteous are saved from distress, and the wicked take their place. 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 The godless destroy their neighbors by their words, but the righteous are saved by their knowledge. 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 When the righteous succeed, a city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. 10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
11 A city is honored by the blessing of the virtuous; it is destroyed by the words of the wicked. 11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
12 Whoever despises their neighbor lacks sense; a sensible person keeps quiet. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 A slanderer walks around revealing secrets, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 Without guidance, a people will fall, but there is victory with many counselors. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
15 Guaranteeing the debt of a stranger brings big trouble, but the one who refuses to shake hands will be secure. 15 He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.
16 A gracious woman gains honor; violent men gain only wealth. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 Kind persons benefit themselves, but cruel people harm themselves. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 The wicked earn false wages, but those who sow righteousness receive a true reward. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 The righteous are headed toward life, but those who pursue evil, toward death. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 The LORD detests a crooked heart, but he favors those whose path is innocent. 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 The evil person will surely not go unpunished, but the children of the righteous will escape. 21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
22 Like a gold ring in a pig's nose is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
23 The desires of the righteous end up well, but the expectations of the wicked bring wrath. 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
24 Those who give generously receive more, but those who are stingy with what is appropriate will grow needy. 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
26 People curse those who hoard grain, but they bless those who sell it. 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.
27 Those who look for good find favor, but those who seek evil—it will come to them. 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
28 Those who trust in their wealth will wither, but the righteous will thrive like leafy trees. 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29 Those who trouble their family will inherit the wind. The fool will be servant to the wise. 29 He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the wise gather lives. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the wicked and sinners? 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!