Proverbs 11 (TRV)

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  • 1 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight.
  • 2 When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.
  • 3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perverseness of transgressors will destroy them.
  • 4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
  • 5 The righteousness of the upright will direct his way, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
  • 6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but transgressors will be taken by their own wickedness.
  • 7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, and the hope of unjust men perishes.
  • 8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked will be placed in his stead.
  • 9 A hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the just will be delivered.
  • 10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
  • 11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
  • 12 He who is void of wisdom despises his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his peace.
  • 13 A talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.
  • 14 Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
  • 15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer for it, and he who hates being surety is secure.
  • 16 A gracious woman retains honor, and strong men retain riches.
  • 17 The merciful man does good to his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
  • 18 The wicked works a deceitful work, but to him who sows righteousness will be a sure reward.
  • 19 As righteousness tends to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.
  • 20 Those who are of a perverse heart are abomination to the LORD, but such as are upright in their way are His delight.
  • 21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked will not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous will be delivered.
  • 22 As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a lovely woman who is without discretion.
  • 23 The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
  • 24 There is one who scatters, yet increases; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.
  • 25 The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will be watered also himself.
  • 26 The people will curse him who withholds grain, but blessing will be upon the head of him who sells it.
  • 27 He who diligently seeks good finds favor, but he who seeks mischief, it will come to him.
  • 28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a branch.
  • 29 He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.
  • 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
  • 31 Behold, the righteous will be recompensed in the earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner.
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