Proverbs 11:5
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English Standard Version
The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.

King James Bible
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

American Standard Version
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.

English Revised Version
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Webster's Bible Translation
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

For the third time the favourite theme already handled in three appendixes is taken up:

The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom,

And the tongue of falsehood shall be rooted up.

Regarding the biblical comparison of thoughts with branches, and of words with flowers and fruits, vid., my Psychol. p. 181; and regarding the root נב (with its weaker אב), to swell up and to spring up (to well, grow, etc.), vid., what is said in the Comm. on Genesis on נביא, and in Isaiah on עוב. We use the word נוּב of that which sprouts or grows, and נבב of that which causes that something sprout; but also נוב may, after the manner of verbs of being full (Proverbs 3:10), of flowing (Gesen. 138, 1, Anm. 2), take the object accus. of that from which anything sprouts (Proverbs 24:31), or which sprouting, it raises up and brings forth (cf. Isaiah 57:19). The mouth of the righteous sprouts, brings forth (in Psalm 37:30, without a figure, יהגּה, i.e., utters) wisdom, which in all relations knows how to find out that which is truly good, and suitable for the end intended, and happily to unriddle difficult complications. The conception of wisdom, in itself practical (from חכם, to be thick equals solid, firm), here gains such contents by the contrast: the tongue - whose character and fruit is falsehood, which has its delight in intentional perversions of fact, and thus increaseth complications (vid., regarding תּהפּכות, Proverbs 2:12) - is rooted up, whence it follows as regards the mouth of the righteous, that it continues for ever with that its wholesome fruit.

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Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Proverbs 1:31,32 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices...

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city...

Esther 7:3-10 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king...

Psalm 9:15,16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken...

Matthew 27:4,5 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that...

Cross References
Judges 20:41
Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed, for they saw that disaster was close upon them.

Proverbs 3:6
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 5:22
The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 12:3
No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.

Proverbs 21:29
A wicked man puts on a bold face, but the upright gives thought to his ways.

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