Proverbs 11:18
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English Standard Version
The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

King James Bible
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

American Standard Version
The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked maketh an unsteady work: but to him that soweth justice, there is a faithful reward.

English Revised Version
The wicked earneth deceitful wages: but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

There now follow two proverbs which refer to the intercourse of private life.

He who mocketh his neighbour is devoid of understanding;

But the intelligent man remaineth silent.

Proverbs 14:21 is a proverb similarly beginning with בּז לרעהוּ, Proverbs 13:13 is another beginning with בּז לדבר. From this one sees that בּוּז ל (cf. בּזה ל, Isaiah 37:22) does not mean a speaking contemptuously in one's presence; as also from Proverbs 6:30, that contemptuous treatment, which expresses itself not in mockery but in insult, is thus named; so that we do not possess a German [nor an English] expression which completely covers it. Whoever in a derisive or insulting manner, whether it be publicly or privately, degrades his neighbour, is unwise (חסר־לב as pred., like Proverbs 6:32); an intelligent man, on the contrary, keeps silent, keeps his judgment to himself, abstains from arrogant criticisms, for he knows that he is not infallible, that he is not acquainted with the heart, and he possesses too much self-knowledge to raise himself above his neighbour as a judge, and thinks that contemptuous rejection, unamiable, reckless condemnation, does no good, but on the contrary does evil on all sides.

Proverbs 11:18 Parallel Commentaries

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wicked

Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their own lives.

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

Job 27:13-23 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty...

Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaks an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

Isaiah 59:5-8 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies...

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

but

Proverbs 22:8 He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy...

Hosea 10:12,13 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD...

Galatians 6:8,9 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption...

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Cross References
John 4:36
Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.

Galatians 6:8
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

James 3:18
And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Exodus 1:20
So God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong.

Proverbs 10:16
The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.

Hosea 10:12
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

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