Proverbs 11 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Balances of deceit [are] an abomination to Jehovah, And a perfect weight [is] His delight. 1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
2 Pride hath come, and shame cometh, And with the lowly [is] wisdom. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright leadeth them, And the perverseness of the treacherous destroyeth them. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Wealth profiteth not in a day of wrath, And righteousness delivereth from death. 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect maketh right his way, And by his wickedness doth the wicked fall. 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 delivereth them, And in mischief the treacherous are captured. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 In the death of a wicked man, hope perisheth, And the expectation of the iniquitous hath been lost. 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
8 The righteous from distress is drawn out, And the wicked goeth in instead of him. 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out. 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 In the good of the righteous a city exulteth, And in the destruction of the wicked [is] singing. 10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
11 By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down. 11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
12 Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 Without counsels do a people fall, And deliverance [is] in a multitude of counsellors. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
15 Evil [one] suffereth when he hath been surety [for] a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident. 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 honour, And terrible [men] retain riches. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 A kind man is rewarding his own soul, And the fierce is troubling his own flesh. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness -- a true reward. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Rightly [is] righteousness for life, And whoso is pursuing evil -- for his own death. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 An abomination to Jehovah [are] the perverse of heart, And the perfect of the way [are] His delight. 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Hand to hand, the wicked is not acquitted, And the seed of the righteous hath escaped. 21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
22 A ring of gold in the nose of a sow -- A fair woman and stubborn of behaviour. 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, The hope of the wicked [is] transgression. 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
24 There is who is scattering, and yet is increased, And who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want. 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A liberal soul is made fat, And whoso is watering, he also is watered. 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
26 Whoso is withholding corn, the people execrate him, And a blessing [is] for the head of him who is selling. 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.
27 Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil -- it meeteth him. 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
28 Whoso is confident in his wealth he falleth, And as a leaf, the righteous flourish. 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29 Whoso is troubling his own house inheriteth wind, And a servant [is] the fool 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 whoso is taking souls [is] wise. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
31 Lo, the righteous in the earth is recompensed, Surely also the wicked and the sinner! 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!