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.

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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - This verse gives the reason of the rejoicing on the two occasions just mentioned (comp. Proverbs 14:34; Proverbs 28:12). By the blessing of the upright; i.e. their righteous acts, counsels, sad prayers (Wisd. 6:24). By the mouth of the wicked. Their impious language and evil advice, bring ruin upon a city.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted,.... That is, either by the blessings with which they are blessed; and these are either temporal or spiritual: when good men are blessed with temporal blessings, the place where they live is the better it; and especially the poor, for they do not eat their morsel alone; and where there are many of these, and in prosperous circumstances, it is the exaltation and glory of a city taken in a literal sense; and which is the more blessed for their sakes, as well as they themselves are a blessing to it: and as the upright are blessed with spiritual blessings, with blessings indeed, with the gifts and graces of the Spirit of God; when they are fruitful and flourishing in grace, the city or church of God is in an exalted state: or rather this is to be understood of the blessings with which the upright bless others; and may be interpreted of the blessed deeds or good works which they do, and which are profitable to men; or of their blessed counsel and advice which they give on emergent occasions, and which proves salutary, and for the good of the city; or rather for their blessed prayers which they put up for the peace and prosperity of it, and which succeed. So by the blessing of the Gospel of Christ, or by the blessed doctrines of his apostles, those upright and sincere ministers of the word, the city of the living God was greatly exalted in their times; as it also was in the times of Constantine, and at the reformation; and this now is a reason why the city rejoices at its going well with the righteous, whether in temporals or spirituals. So Aben Ezra thinks the words have a connection with the former;

but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked; by the corrupt communication which proceeds out of their months; by their obscene and filthy talk the inhabitants of a place are corrupted; evil communications corrupt good manners; by their swearing and cursing, their oaths and imprecations, by their lying and perjury, they bring the judgments of God upon a city, to the overthrow of it. So by false doctrines, as the faith of particular persons is subverted, so whole cities, or visible congregated churches, have been corrupted and destroyed, as with the Arian heresy and others.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. By the blessing—implying active benevolence.

Proverbs 11:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
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 the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

Proverbs 11:12
Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

Proverbs 28:2
When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.

Proverbs 29:8
Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.
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Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Proverbs 29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

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Genesis 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he has made …

2 Chronicles 32:20-22 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the …

Job 22:30 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered …

Ecclesiastes 9:15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered …

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2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, …

Esther 3:8-15 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus…

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James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among …

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