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Proverbs 11 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dishonest scales are 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 shame; 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 perversity of the unfaithful 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 direct his way aright, 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 unfaithful will be caught by their lust. 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 the unjust 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, And it comes to the wicked instead. 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 The hypocrite with his mouth 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 jubilation. 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 who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, But a man of understanding holds his peace. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 Where there is no counsel, 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 who is surety for a stranger will suffer, But one who hates being surety 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 retains honor, But ruthless men retain riches. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 The merciful man does good for his own soul, But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord, But the blameless in their ways are His delight. 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity 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 lovely 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, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty. 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
26 The people will curse him who withholds grain, 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 earnestly seeks good finds favor, But trouble will come to him who seeks evil. 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 foliage. 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 the wind, And the fool will 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 who wins souls is wise. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
31 If the righteous will be recompensed on the 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!