Proverbs 11:27
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New International Version
Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.

King James Bible
He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.

World English Bible
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil -- it meeteth him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that withholdeth corn - Who refuses to sell because he hopes for a dearth, and then he can make his own price.

The people shall curse him - Yes, and God shall curse him also; and if he do not return and repent, he will get God's curse, and the curse of the poor, which will be a canker in his money during time, and in his soul throughout eternity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

diligently or rising early to seek what is greatly desired.

Proverbs 17:11 An evil man seeks only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

Psalm 7:15,16 He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made...

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...

Psalm 10:2 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psalm 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dig a pit before me...

Library
The Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Soul Winner
A sermon (No. 1292) delivered on Thursday evening, January 20th, 1876, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."--Proverbs 11:30. I had very great joy last night--many of you know why but some do not. We held our annual meeting of the church, and it was a very pleasant sight to see so many brethren and sisters knit together in the heartiest love, welded together as one mass by common sympathies,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Jesus, My Rock.
When the storm and the tempest are raging around me, Oh! where shall I flee to be safe from their shock? There are walls which no mortal hands built to surround me, A Refuge Eternal,--'Tis JESUS MY ROCK! When my heart is all sorrow, and trials aggrieve me, To whom can I safely my secrets unlock? No bosom (save one) has the power to relieve me, The bosom which bled for me, JESUS MY ROCK! When Life's gloomy curtain, at last, shall close o'er me, And the chill hand of death unexpectedly knock, I will
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus

George Muller, and the Secret of His
POWER IN PRAYER WHEN God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practised, He mostly does so by raising some man to be in word and deed a living witness to its blessedness. And so God has raised up in this nineteenth century, among others, George Muller to be His witness that He is indeed the Hearer of prayer. I know of no way in which the principal truths of God's word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Cross References
Esther 7:10
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king's fury subsided.

Psalm 7:15
Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.

Psalm 7:16
The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.

Psalm 57:6
They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves.

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