Proverbs 11 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A false balance is 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 disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys 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 keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls 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 delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 When the wicked dies, his hope perishes, and the expectation of the godless comes to nought. 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 the wicked gets into it instead. 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.
9 With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are 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 are shouts of gladness. 10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
11 By the blessing of the upright a 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 belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing hidden. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls; but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
15 He who gives surety for a stranger will smart for it, but he who hates suretyship 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 gets honor, and violent men get riches. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 A wicked man earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 He who is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
20 Men of perverse mind are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight. 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Be assured, an evil man will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will be delivered. 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 swine's snout is a beautiful woman 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 ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in wrath. 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
24 One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A liberal man will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
26 The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is 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 diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it. 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
28 He who trusts in his riches will wither, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf. 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
29 He who troubles his household will inherit 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, but lawlessness takes away lives. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
31 If the righteous is requited on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner! 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!