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Proverbs 11 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD , But a just weight is His delight. 1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
2 When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death. 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But the wicked will fall by his 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 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes. 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, But the wicked takes his place. 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered. 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting. 10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked 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 He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
15 He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is 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 attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD , But the blameless in their walk are His delight. 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered. 21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
22 As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So 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 desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath. 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
24 There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered. 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
26 He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it. 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.
27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him. 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29 He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted. 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 he who is wise wins souls. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
31 If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner! 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!