Proverbs 11 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dishonest scales are disgusting to the LORD, but accurate weights are pleasing to him. 1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
2 Arrogance comes, then comes shame, but wisdom remains with humble people. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 Integrity guides decent people, but hypocrisy leads treacherous people to ruin. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Riches are of no help on the day of fury, but righteousness saves from death. 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of innocent people makes their road smooth, but wicked people fall by their own wickedness. 5 The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
6 Decent people are saved by their righteousness, but treacherous people are trapped by their own greed. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 At the death of a wicked person, hope vanishes. Moreover, his confidence in strength vanishes. 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
8 A righteous person is rescued from trouble, and a wicked person takes his place. 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 With his talk a godless person can ruin his neighbor, but righteous people are rescued by knowledge. 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 When righteous people prosper, a city is glad. When wicked people die, there are songs of joy. 10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
11 With the blessing of decent people a city is raised up, but by the words of wicked people, it is torn down. 11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
12 A person who despises a neighbor has no sense, but a person who has understanding keeps quiet. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 Whoever gossips gives away secrets, but whoever is trustworthy in spirit can keep a secret. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 A nation will fall when there is no direction, but with many advisers there is victory. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
15 Whoever guarantees a stranger's loan will get into trouble, but whoever hates the closing of a deal remains 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 wins respect, but ruthless men gain riches. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 A merciful person helps himself, but a cruel person hurts himself. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 A wicked person earns dishonest wages, but whoever spreads righteousness earns honest pay. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 As righteousness leads to life, so whoever pursues evil finds his own death. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 Devious people are disgusting to the LORD, but he is delighted with those whose ways are innocent. 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Certainly, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the descendants of righteous people 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 snout, [so] is a beautiful woman who lacks good taste. 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
23 The desire of righteous people ends only in good, but the hope of wicked people ends only in fury. 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
24 One person spends freely and yet grows richer, while another holds back what he owes and yet grows poorer. 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A generous person will be made rich, and whoever satisfies others will himself be satisfied. 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
26 People will curse the one who hoards grain, but a blessing will be upon the head of the one who sells it. 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.
27 Whoever eagerly seeks good searches for good will, but whoever looks for evil finds it. 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
28 Whoever trusts his riches will fall, but righteous people will flourish like a green leaf. 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29 Whoever brings trouble upon his family inherits [only] wind, and that stubborn fool becomes a slave to the wise in heart. 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 a righteous person is a tree of life, and a winner of souls is wise. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
31 If the righteous person is rewarded on earth, how much more the wicked person and the sinner! 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!