Proverbs 11 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A guileful balance is abomination with God; and an even weight is his will. (A deceitful scale is an abomination to God; and equal, or honest, weights be his desire.) 1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
2 Where pride is, there also despising shall be; but where meekness is, there also is wisdom. (Where there is pride, there shall also be despising; but where there is humility, there is also wisdom.) 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The simpleness of just men shall (ad)dress them; and the deceiving of wayward men shall destroy them. (The honesty, or the integrity, of the righteous shall direct them; and the deceptions of the wayward shall destroy them.) 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Riches shall not profit in the day of vengeance; but rightfulness shall deliver from death. (Riches shall not profit anyone on the day of vengeance; but uprightness shall deliver one from death.) 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The rightfulness of a simple man shall (ad)dress his way; and a wicked man shall fall in his wickedness. (The uprightness of an honest person shall direct his way; and a wicked person shall fall because of his 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 rightfulness of rightful men shall deliver them; and wicked men shall be taken in their ambushings. (The uprightness of the righteous shall save them; but the wicked shall be caught in their own ambushings.) 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 When a wicked man is dead, none hope shall be further of him; and [the] abiding of busy men in evil shall perish. (When the wicked die, they shall have no further hope; and the abundance, or the wealth, of those busy with evil shall perish.) 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
8 A just man is delivered from anguish; and a wicked man shall be given for him. (The righteous person is delivered from all his anguish; and it is given to a wicked person instead.) 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 A feigner by mouth deceiveth his friend; but just men shall be delivered by knowing. (A faker, or a hypocrite, deceiveth his friend with his mouth; but the righteous rescue others with their wisdom.) 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 A city shall be enhanced in the goods of just men; and praising shall be in the perdition of wicked men. (A city shall rejoice for the prosperity of the righteous; and praising shall be in the perdition, or in the perishing, of the wicked.) 10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
11 A city shall be enhanced by [the] blessing of just men; and it shall be destroyed by the mouth of wicked men. (A city shall be enhanced by the blessing of the righteous; and it shall be 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 He that despiseth his friend, is needy in heart; but a prudent man shall be still. (He who despiseth his friend is foolish; but a man of understanding shall be silent.) 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 He that goeth guilefully, showeth privates (He who goeth deceitfully, telleth secrets); but he that is faithful, covereth the private (matter) of a friend. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 Where a governor is not, the people shall fall; but health is, where be many counsels. (Without a leader, or good governance, the people shall fall; but there is victory/but there is salvation, or deliverance, where there be many counsellors, or much planning, or good advice.) 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
15 He that maketh faith, that is, (an) obligation, for a stranger, shall be tormented with evil; but he that escheweth snares, shall 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 shall find glory (A gracious woman shall receive honour); and strong men shall have riches. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 A merciful man doeth well to his soul (A merciful person doeth good to his own soul); but he that is cruel, casteth away, yea, (even his own) kinsmen. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 A wicked man maketh unstable work; but faithful meed is to him, that soweth rightfulness. (There is no surety with the work of the wicked; but there is a sure reward for those who sow goodness.) 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Mercy shall make ready life; and the following of evil, death. (Mercy bringeth forth life; but death followeth after evil.) 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 A shrewd heart is abominable to the Lord; and his will is in them, that go simply. (A depraved heart is abominable to the Lord; but his delight is in those who do things honestly, or with integrity.) 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Though hand be in hand, an evil man shall not be innocent; but the seed of just men shall be saved. (Be assured, that the evil shall be punished; but the children, or the descendants, of the righteous shall be saved.) 21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
22 A golden ring in the nostrils of a sow, (is like) a woman fair and fool. (A gold ring in the nostrils of a pig, is like a woman who is comely, but foolish.) 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
23 The desire of just men is all good; (but the) abiding of wicked men is strong vengeance. (The desire of the righteous is only for good; but the longing of the wicked is for strong vengeance.) 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
24 Some men part their own things, and be made richer; other men ravish things, that be not theirs, and they be ever in neediness. (Some people share their own things, and grow richer; other people steal things, that be not theirs, and still they always be in need.) 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A soul that blesseth, shall be made fat; and he that filleth, shall be filled also. (A person who blesseth, or who shareth, shall be made prosperous; and he who filleth, shall also be filled.) 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
26 He that hideth wheat, shall be cursed among the peoples; but blessing shall come [up]on the head(s) of sellers. (He who hideth corn, shall be cursed by the people; but blessing, or praise, shall come to the sellers.) 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.
27 Well (be) he (who) riseth early, that seeketh good things; but he that is a searcher of evils, shall be oppressed of those. (He who riseth early, to seek out the good, shall find favour; but he who searcheth out evils, shall be oppressed by them.) 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 just men shall burgeon as a green leaf (but the righteous shall flourish like the green leaves). 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29 He that troubleth his house, shall have (the) winds in possession; and he that is a fool, shall serve a wise man. 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 rightful man is the tree of life; and he that taketh souls, is a wise man. (The fruit of righteousness is the tree of life; and he who winneth souls, is wise.) 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
31 If a just man receiveth in [the] earth, how much more an unfaithful man, and a sinner. (If the righteous receive recompense here on earth, how much more shall the unfaithful, and the sinners!) 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!