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Proverbs 11

Proverbs 11:1  
Scales of deceit are hated by the Lord, but a true weight is his delight.

Proverbs 11:2  
When pride comes, there comes shame, but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.

Proverbs 11:3  
The righteousness of the upright will be their guide, but the twisted ways of the false will be their destruction.

Proverbs 11:4  
Wealth is of no profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness keeps a man safe from death.

Proverbs 11:5  
The righteousness of the good man will make his way straight, but the sin of the evil-doer will be the cause of his fall.

Proverbs 11:6  
The righteousness of the upright will be their salvation, but the false will themselves be taken in their evil designs.

Proverbs 11:7  
At the death of an upright man his hope does not come to an end, but the hope of the evil-doer comes to destruction.

Proverbs 11:8  
The upright man is taken out of trouble, and in his place comes the sinner.

Proverbs 11:9  
With his mouth the evil man sends destruction on his neighbour; but through knowledge the upright are taken out of trouble.

Proverbs 11:10  
When things go well for the upright man, all the town is glad; at the death of sinners, there are cries of joy.

Proverbs 11:11  
By the blessing of the upright man the town is made great, but it is overturned by the mouth of the evil-doer.

Proverbs 11:12  
He who has a poor opinion of his neighbour has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet.

Proverbs 11:13  
He who goes about talking of others makes secrets public, but the true-hearted man keeps things covered.

Proverbs 11:14  
When there is no helping suggestion the people will have a fall, but with a number of wise guides they will be safe.

Proverbs 11:15  
He who makes himself responsible for a strange man will undergo much loss; but the hater of such undertakings will be safe.

Proverbs 11:16  
A woman who is full of grace is honoured, but a woman hating righteousness is a seat of shame: those hating work will undergo loss, but the strong keep their wealth.

Proverbs 11:17  
The man who has mercy will be rewarded, but the cruel man is the cause of trouble to himself.

Proverbs 11:18  
The sinner gets the payment of deceit; but his reward is certain who puts in the seed of righteousness.

Proverbs 11:19  
So righteousness gives life; but he who goes after evil gets death for himself.

Proverbs 11:20  
The uncontrolled are hated by the Lord, but those whose ways are without error are his delight

Proverbs 11:21  
Certainly the evil-doer will not go free from punishment, but the seed of the upright man will be safe.

Proverbs 11:22  
Like a ring of gold in the nose of a pig, is a beautiful woman who has no sense.

Proverbs 11:23  
The desire of the upright man is only for good, but wrath is waiting for the evil-doer.

Proverbs 11:24  
A man may give freely, and still his wealth will be increased; and another may keep back more than is right, but only comes to be in need.

Proverbs 11:25  
He who gives blessing will be made fat, but the curser will himself be cursed.

Proverbs 11:26  
He who keeps back grain will be cursed by the people; but a blessing will be on the head of him who lets them have it for a price.

Proverbs 11:27  
He who, with all his heart, goes after what is good is searching for grace; but he who is looking for trouble will get it.

Proverbs 11:28  
He who puts his faith in wealth will come to nothing; but the upright man will be full of growth like the green leaf.

Proverbs 11:29  
The troubler of his house will have the wind for his heritage, and the foolish will be servant to the wise-hearted.

Proverbs 11:30  
The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, but violent behaviour takes away souls.

Proverbs 11:31  
If the upright man is rewarded on earth, how much more the evil-doer and the sinner!


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