Proverbs 11:9-19 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 With their mouths the godless would destroy their neighbors, 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 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 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 Whoever belittles another lacks sense, but an intelligent person remains silent. 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13 A gossip goes about telling secrets, but one who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a confidence. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
14 Where there is no guidance, a nation 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 To guarantee loans for a stranger brings trouble, but there is safety in refusing to do so. 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, but she who hates virtue is covered with shame. The timid become destitute, but the aggressive gain riches. 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 Those who are kind reward themselves, but the cruel do themselves harm. 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 The wicked earn no real gain, but those who sow righteousness get a true reward. 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but whoever pursues evil will die. 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.