Proverbs 11 ©
Of a false balance, verse 1. Of pride and humility, 2. Of uprightness and perverseness in conduct, 3, 20. Of the riches of the wicked, 4, 28. Of hypocrisy, 9. Of the righteous and the wicked, 9, 10, 11, 18, 21, 23, 28, 30, 31. Of despising one’s neighbor, 12. Of backbiting, 13. Of counselors, 14. Of suretyship, 15. Of a good and bad woman, 16, 22. Of mercifulness and cruelty, 17. Of liberality and covetousness, 24, 25, 26. Of good and evil, 27. Of unruly housekeeping, 29.
A 1FALSEa balance is abomination to 2the LORD: but a just 3weight is 4his delight.
Whenb pride cometh, then 5cometh shame: butc with the 6lowly 7is wisdom.
Thed integrity of the upright shall 8guide them: but the 9perverseness of transgressors shall 10destroy them.
Richese11profit not in the day 12of wrath: but 13righteousness delivereth from death.
The righteousness of the perfect shall 14direct his way: but the wicked shall 15fall by his own wickedness.
The righteousness of the upright 16shall deliver them: but transgressors shallf be 17taken in their own 18naughtiness.g
When a wicked man dieth, 19his expectation shall perish: and the 20hope of unjust men perisheth.
Theh righteous is delivered out of trouble, andi the wicked cometh 21in his stead.
An 22hypocrite with his 23mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through 24knowledge shall the just be 25delivered.
When it goeth 26well with the righteous, 27the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
28By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by 29the mouth of the wicked.
He that is void of wisdom 30despiseth his neighbour: but a man of 31understanding 32holdeth his peace.
A 33talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is 34of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Wherej no 35counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of 36counsellers there is safety.
He that is surety for 37a stranger shall 38smart for it: and he 39that hateth suretiship is 40sure.
A 41gracious woman retaineth 42honour: 43and strong men 44retain riches.
The 45merciful man 46doeth good to 47his own soul: but he that is cruel 48troubleth his own flesh.
The wicked worketh 49a deceitful work: but to him that soweth 50righteousness shall be a 51sure reward.
As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
They that are of a 52froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their 53way are 54his delight.
Though 55handkjoin in hand, the wicked shall not be 56unpunished: but the 57seed of the righteous shall be 58delivered.
As a 59jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without 60discretion.
The desire of the righteous 61is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is 62wrath.
There is that 63scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more 64than is meet, but 65it tendeth to poverty.
Thel66liberal soul shall be made 67fat: and he 68that watereth shall be watered also 69himself.
He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
He that diligently seeketh 70good 71procureth 72favour: but hem that 73seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but then74righteous 75shall flourish as a branch.
He that 76troubleth his own house shall inherit the 77wind: and the fool shall be 78servant to the 79wise of heart.
80The fruit of the righteous 81is a tree of life; and he 82that winneth souls is wise.
Behold, the righteous shall be 83recompensed in the earth: mucho more the wicked and the 84sinner.