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Proverbs 11

NCV 1 The Lord hates dishonest scales, but he is pleased with honest weights. NIV 1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight. NCV 2 Pride leads only to shame; it is wise to be humble. NIV 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. NCV 3 Good people will be guided by honesty; dishonesty will destroy those who are not trustworthy. NIV 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. NCV 4 Riches will not help when it's time to die, but right living will save you from death. NIV 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. NCV 5 The goodness of the innocent makes life easier, but the wicked will be destroyed by their wickedness. NIV 5 The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. NCV 6 Doing right brings freedom to honest people, but those who are not trustworthy will be caught by their own desires. NIV 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. NCV 7 When the wicked die, hope dies with them; their hope in riches will come to nothing. NIV 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing. NCV 8 The good person is saved from trouble; it comes to the wicked instead. NIV 8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead. NCV 9 With words an evil person can destroy a neighbor, but a good person will escape by being smart. NIV 9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape. NCV 10 When good people succeed, the city is happy. When evil people die, there are shouts of joy. NIV 10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. NCV 11 Good people bless and build up their city, but the wicked can destroy it with their words. NIV 11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. NCV 12 People without good sense find fault with their neighbors, but those with understanding keep quiet. NIV 12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. NCV 13 Gossips can't keep secrets, but a trustworthy person can. NIV 13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret. NCV 14 Without leadership a nation falls, but lots of good advice will save it. NIV 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure. NCV 15 Whoever guarantees to pay somebody else's loan will suffer. It is safer to avoid such promises. NIV 15 He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe. NCV 16 A kind woman gets respect, but cruel men get only wealth. NIV 16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth. NCV 17 Kind people do themselves a favor, but cruel people bring trouble on themselves. NIV 17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself. NCV 18 An evil person really earns nothing, but a good person will surely be rewarded. NIV 18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. NCV 19 Those who are truly good will live, but those who chase after evil will die. NIV 19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death. NCV 20 The Lord hates those with evil hearts but is pleased with those who are innocent. NIV 20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless. NCV 21 Evil people will certainly be punished, but those who do right will be set free. NIV 21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free. NCV 22 A beautiful woman without good sense is like a gold ring in a pig's snout. NIV 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. NCV 23 Those who do right only wish for good, but the wicked can expect to be defeated by God's anger. NIV 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. NCV 24 Some people give much but get back even more. Others don't give what they should and end up poor. NIV 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. NCV 25 Whoever gives to others will get richer; those who help others will themselves be helped. NIV 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. NCV 26 People curse those who keep all the grain, but they bless the one who is willing to sell it. NIV 26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell. NCV 27 Whoever looks for good will find kindness, but whoever looks for evil will find trouble. NIV 27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it. NCV 28 Those who trust in riches will be ruined, but a good person will be healthy like a green leaf. NIV 28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. NCV 29 Whoever brings trouble to his family will be left with nothing but the wind. A fool will be a servant to the wise. NIV 29 He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. NCV 30 A good person gives life to others; the wise person teaches others how to live. NIV 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. NCV 31 Good people will be rewarded on earth, and the wicked and the sinners will be punished. NIV 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!