Proverbs 11:11
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New International Version
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

New Living Translation
Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.

English Standard Version
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.

New American Standard Bible
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A city is built up by the blessing of the upright, but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.

International Standard Version
Through the blessing of the righteous a city is built up, but what the wicked say tears it down.

NET Bible
A city is exalted by the blessing provided from the upright, but it is destroyed by the counsel of the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The city will be exalted by the blessings of the upright and by the mouth of the evil it will be overthrown.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With the blessing of decent people a city is raised up, but by the words of wicked people, it is torn down.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted; But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
            But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

American King James Version
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

American Standard Version
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By the blessing of the just the city shall be exalted: and by the mouth of the wicked it shall be overthrown.

Darby Bible Translation
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

World English Bible
By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. 2. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is wisdom. 3. An honest man's principles are fixed, therefore his way is plain. 4. Riches will stand men in no stead in the day of death. 5,6. The ways of wickedness are dangerous. And sin will be its own punishment. 7. When a godly man dies, all his fears vanish; but when a wicked man dies, his hopes vanish. 8. The righteous are often wonderfully kept from going into dangerous situations, and the ungodly go in their stead. 9. Hypocrites delude men into error and sin by artful objections against the truths of God's word. 10,11. Nations prosper when wicked men are cast down. 12. A man of understanding does not judge of others by their success. 13. A faithful man will not disclose what he is trusted with, unless the honour of God and the real good of society require it. 14. We shall often find it to our advantage to advise with others. 15. The welfare of our families, our own peace, and our ability to pay just debts, must not be brought into danger. But here especially let us consider the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in becoming Surety even for enemies. 16. A pious and discreet woman will keep esteem and respect, as strong men keep possession of wealth. 17. A cruel, froward, ill-natured man, is vexatious to those that are, and should be to him as his own flesh, and punishes himself. 18. He that makes it his business to do good, shall have a reward, as sure to him as eternal truth can make it. 19. True holiness is true happiness. The more violent a man is in sinful pursuits, the more he hastens his own destruction. 20. Nothing is more hateful to God, than hypocrisy and double dealing, which are here signified. God delights in such as aim and act with uprightness. 21. Joining together in sin shall not protect the sinners. 22. Beauty is abused by those who have not discretion or modesty with it. This is true of all bodily endowments. 23. The wicked desire mischief to others, but it shall return upon themselves. 24. A man may grow poor by not paying just debts, not relieving the poor, not allowing needful expenses. Let men be ever so saving of what they have, if God appoints, it comes to nothing. 25. Both in temporal and spiritual things, God commonly deals with his people according to the measure by which they deal with their brethren. 26. We must not hoard up the gifts of God's bounty, merely for our own advantage. 27. Seeking mischief is here set against seeking good; for those that are not doing good are doing hurt, even to themselves.
Study Bible
A False Balance is an Abomination
10When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting. 11By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down. 12He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:10
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.

Proverbs 11:12
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

Proverbs 28:2
By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.

Proverbs 29:8
Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.
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