Proverbs 11:12-22 NIV

12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor,1 but a man of understanding holds his tongue.2

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13 A gossip betrays a confidence,3 but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.4

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14 For lack of guidance a nation falls,5 but many advisers make victory sure.6

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15 He who puts up security7 for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.8

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16 A kindhearted woman gains respect,9 but ruthless men gain only wealth.

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17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.10

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19 The truly righteous man attains life,11 but he who pursues evil goes to his death.12

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20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart13 but he delights14 in those whose ways are blameless.15

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21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.16

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22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.