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1 The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him. 1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Wealth is worthless 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 makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down 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 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing. 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
8 The righteous are rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead. 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape. 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 When the righteous prosper, the 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 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. 11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
12 Those who have no sense deride their neighbors, but those who have understanding hold their tongues. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 Gossips betray a confidence, but the trustworthy keep a secret. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe. 15 He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.
16 A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 The wicked earn deceptive wages, but those who sow righteousness reap a sure reward. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Truly the righteous attain life, but those who pursue evil go to their death. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless. 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free. 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 is a beautiful woman who shows no 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 ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will 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 pray God's blessing on those who are willing to sell. 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.
27 Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to those who search for it. 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
28 Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29 Those who bring ruin on their families will inherit only wind, and 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 those who win souls are wise. 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 ungodly and the sinner! 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!