Proverbs 11:11
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.

Berean Study Bible
By the blessing of the upright a city is built up, but by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
Good people bring prosperity to their city, but deceitful liars can destroy a city.

Good News Translation
A city becomes great when the righteous give it their blessing; but a city is brought to ruin by the words 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.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but by the mouth of ungodly men it is overthrown.

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.
Study Bible
Dishonest Scales
10When the righteous thrive, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. 11By the blessing of the upright a city is built up, but by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down. 12Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks judgment, but a man of understanding holds his peace.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:10
When the righteous thrive, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

Proverbs 11:12
Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks judgment, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

Proverbs 28:2
A land in rebellion has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.

Proverbs 29:8
Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the blessing

Proverbs 14:34
Righteousness exalteth 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.

Genesis 41:38-42
And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? …

it

2 Samuel 20:1
And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

Esther 3:8-15
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them…

Esther 9:1-16
Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;) …







Lexicon
By the blessing
בְּבִרְכַּ֣ת (bə·ḇir·kaṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1293: Benediction, prosperity

of the upright
יְ֭שָׁרִים (yə·šā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

a city
קָ֑רֶת (qā·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7176: Town, city

is built up,
תָּר֣וּם (tā·rūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

but by the mouth
וּבְפִ֥י (ū·ḇə·p̄î)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the wicked
רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

it is torn down.
תֵּהָרֵֽס׃ (tê·hā·rês)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2040: To pull down, in pieces, break, & destroy
(11) By the blessing of the upright.--Especially by their prayers, which, like Abraham (Genesis 18:23, sqq.), and the Jews of the captivity (Jeremiah 29:7; Ezra 6:10) they offer for those with whom they live.

By the mouth of the wicked--i.e., by the "cursing, deceit, and fraud" with which his mouth is filled (Psalm 10:7).

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour.--A warning against rash judgments (Matthew 7:1-2). It displays a want of intelligence, very noticeable in uneducated people, not to be able to understand other people's difficulties; but "a man of understanding holdeth his peace," not being rash to condemn, as well knowing that he may be mistaken in his estimate of another, and of the wisest course to be pursued.

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. 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.
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