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Proverbs 11 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A false balance [is] 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 cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall 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 shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth. 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 A hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] 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 the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth 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 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 A tale-bearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors [there is] safety. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hateth suretiship is sure. 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 retaineth honor: and strong [men] retain riches. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubleth his own flesh. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness [shall be] a sure reward. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 As righteousness [tendeth] to life: so he that pursueth evil [pursueth it] to his own death. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight. 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. 21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
22 [As] a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, [so is] a fair woman who is without 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 that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and [there is] that withholdeth more than is meet, but [it tendeth] to poverty. 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it]. 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.
27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come to him. 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of 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 the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed upon the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!