A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor,1 but a man of understanding holds his tongue.2
References for Proverbs 11:12
A gossip betrays a confidence,3 but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.4
References for Proverbs 11:13
For lack of guidance a nation falls,5 but many advisers make victory sure.6
References for Proverbs 11:14
He who puts up security7 for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.8
References for Proverbs 11:15
A kindhearted woman gains respect,9 but ruthless men gain only wealth.
References for Proverbs 11:16
A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.10
References for Proverbs 11:18
The truly righteous man attains life,11 but he who pursues evil goes to his death.12
References for Proverbs 11:19
The LORD detests men of perverse heart13 but he delights14 in those whose ways are blameless.15
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Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.16
References for Proverbs 11:21
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.