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Proverbs 11

MSG 1 God hates cheating in the marketplace; he loves it when business is aboveboard. NIV 1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight. MSG 2 The stuck-up fall flat on their faces, but down-to-earth people stand firm. NIV 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. MSG 3 The integrity of the honest keeps them on track; the deviousness of crooks brings them to ruin. NIV 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. MSG 4 A thick bankroll is no help when life falls apart, but a principled life can stand up to the worst. NIV 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. MSG 5 Moral character makes for smooth traveling; an evil life is a hard life. NIV 5 The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. MSG 6 Good character is the best insurance; crooks get trapped in their sinful lust. NIV 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. MSG 7 When the wicked die, that's it - the story's over, end of hope. NIV 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing. MSG 8 A good person is saved from much trouble; a bad person runs straight into it. NIV 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead. MSG 9 The loose tongue of the godless spreads destruction; the common sense of the godly preserves them. NIV 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape. MSG 10 When it goes well for good people, the whole town cheers; when it goes badly for bad people, the town celebrates. NIV 10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. MSG 11 When right-living people bless the city, it flourishes; evil talk turns it into a ghost town in no time. NIV 11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. MSG 12 Mean-spirited slander is heartless; quiet discretion accompanies good sense. NIV 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. MSG 13 A gadabout gossip can't be trusted with a secret, but someone of integrity won't violate a confidence. NIV 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret. MSG 14 Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances. NIV 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure. MSG 15 Whoever makes deals with strangers is sure to get burned; if you keep a cool head, you'll avoid rash bargains. NIV 15 He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe. MSG 16 A woman of gentle grace gets respect, but men of rough violence grab for loot. A God-Shaped Life NIV 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth. MSG 17 When you're kind to others, you help yourself; when you're cruel to others, you hurt yourself. NIV 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself. MSG 18 Bad work gets paid with a bad check; good work gets solid pay. NIV 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. MSG 19 Take your stand with God's loyal community and live, or chase after phantoms of evil and die. NIV 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death. MSG 20 God can't stand deceivers, but oh how he relishes integrity. NIV 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless. MSG 21 Count on this: The wicked won't get off scot-free, and God's loyal people will triumph. NIV 21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free. MSG 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful face on an empty head. NIV 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. MSG 23 The desires of good people lead straight to the best, but wicked ambition ends in angry frustration. NIV 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. MSG 24 The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. NIV 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. MSG 25 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped. NIV 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. MSG 26 Curses on those who drive a hard bargain! Blessings on all who play fair and square! NIV 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell. MSG 27 The one who seeks good finds delight; the student of evil becomes evil. NIV 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it. MSG 28 A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree. NIV 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. MSG 29 Exploit or abuse your family, and end up with a fistful of air; common sense tells you it's a stupid way to live. NIV 29 He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. MSG 30 A good life is a fruit-bearing tree; a violent life destroys souls. NIV 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. MSG 31 If good people barely make it, what's in store for the bad! NIV 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!