Proverbs 11:6

6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

Proverbs 11:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
ESV
6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.
NLT
6 The godliness of good people rescues them; the ambition of treacherous people traps them.
MSG
6 Good character is the best insurance; crooks get trapped in their sinful lust.
CSB
6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.

Proverbs 11:6 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them
From death, as in ( Proverbs 11:4 ) ; and from falling by sin, totally and finally; or into it, so as to perish eternally; as well as it shall deliver those out of Babylon, who are the Lord's people, that will be found therein when that is about to fall; see ( Revelation 18:4 ) ; but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness;
in the very act of sin, and be punished for it; taken in it as in a net, and which they have spread for others, or as in a pit, which they have dug for others; taken as wild beasts are taken, to be destroyed; and that in the very midst of their wickedness, when fighting against God and the Lamb, as the beast and false prophet will, ( Revelation 19:20 ) .

Proverbs 11:6 In-Context

4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing.
8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.

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