Proverbs 11:9
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New International Version
With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

King James Bible
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Darby Bible Translation
With his mouth a hypocrite destroyeth his neighbour; but through knowledge are the righteous delivered.

World English Bible
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A hypocrite with his mouth - חנף chaneph might be better translated infidel than hypocrite. The latter is one that pretends to religion; that uses it for secular purposes. The former is one who disbelieves Divine revelation, and accordingly is polluted, and lives in pollution. This is properly the force of the original word. Such persons deal in calumny and lies, and often thus destroy the character of their neighbor. Besides, they are very zealous in propagating their own infidel notions; and thus, by this means, destroy their neighbor; but the experimental knowledge which the just have of God and his salvation prevents them from being ensnared.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an hypocrite or a wicked, profligate person, an infidel

1 Kings 13:18-22 He said to him, I am a prophet also as you are; and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying...

1 Kings 22:6,22-23 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them...

Job 8:13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

Job 34:30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

Psalm 55:12,20,21 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it...

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 15:5-14 But you say, Whoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me...

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ...

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth...

1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits...

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...


Proverbs 2:10-16 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul...

Proverbs 4:5,6 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth...

Proverbs 6:23,24 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life...

Matthew 13:14,22,23 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand...

Ephesians 4:13,14 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man...

2 Peter 3:16-18 As also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood...

1 John 2:21,27 I have not written to you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth...

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
Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

Proverbs 11:8
The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.

Proverbs 16:29
A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good.

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