Proverbs 11
King James 2000

1A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

2When pride comes, then comes shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

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

4Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

5The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

6The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own lust.

7When a wicked man dies, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perishes.

8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead.

9A hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

10When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

11By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.

13A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

14Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

15He that is surety for a stranger shall suffer for it: and he that hates being surety is secure.

16A gracious woman retains honor: and strong men retain riches.

17The merciful man does good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubles his own flesh.

18The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

19As righteousness leads to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

20They that are of a perverse heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

21Though they join hand to hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the descendants of the righteous shall be delivered.

22As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a beautiful woman who is without discretion.

23The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24There is one that scatters, and yet increases; and there is one that withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.

25The liberal soul shall be made rich: and he that waters shall be watered also himself.

26He that withholds grain, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that sells it.

27He that diligently seeks good procures favor: but he that seeks evil, it shall come unto him.

28He that trusts in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

29He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

31Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed on the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

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