A kindhearted woman gains respect,1 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.2
References for Proverbs 11:18
The truly righteous man attains life,3 but he who pursues evil goes to his death.4
References for Proverbs 11:19
The LORD detests men of perverse heart5 but he delights6 in those whose ways are blameless.7
References for Proverbs 11:20
Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.8
References for Proverbs 11:21
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.