Proverbs 11:18-20

18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
20 The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

Proverbs 11:18-20 In-Context

16 A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.
18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
20 The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Exodus 1:20; S Job 4:8; Hosea 10:12-13
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 30:15; S Proverbs 10:2
  • 3. 1 Samuel 2:6; Psalms 89:48; Proverbs 1:18-19; Ecclesiastes 7:2; Jeremiah 43:11
  • 4. Proverbs 3:32
  • 5. S Numbers 14:8
  • 6. S 1 Chronicles 29:17; S Psalms 15:2; Psalms 101:1-4; S Psalms 119:1; Proverbs 12:2,22; Proverbs 15:9