Proverbs

Proverbs 11 ©

Various observations of moral virtues and their contrary vices.

1

A 1FALSE balance is abomination to the LORD: but 2a just weight is his delight.

2

When apride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

3

The bintegrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

4

cRiches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

5

The drighteousness of the perfect shall 3direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

6

The erighteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but ftransgressors shall be *taken in their own *naughtiness.

f ch. 5.22. v.3,5,19,27,31. Is. 3.11. Ec. 10.8,9. Ps. 9.15.
7

When ga wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

8

The hrighteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his *stead.

9

An ihypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: jbut through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

j 2Pe. 3.17,18. Is. 53.11. ch. 10.21.
10

When kit goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

11

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

m ch. 8.3.
12

He nthat is 4void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

13

5A otalebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

14

pWhere no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

15

He qthat is surety for a stranger 6shall smart for it: and he that hateth 7suretiship is sure.

16

A rgracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

17

The smerciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

18

The twicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

19

As urighteousness tendeth to life: so vhe that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

20

They wthat are of a *froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

21

Though xhand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

22

As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which 8is without discretion.

23

The ydesire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24

There zis that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is *meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

25

9The aliberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

26

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but bblessing shall be upon the head of him that cselleth it.

c Am. 8.5,6.
27

He dthat diligently seeketh good procureth favour: ebut he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

28

He fthat trusteth in his riches shall fall: but gthe righteous shall flourish as a branch.

29

He hthat troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: iand the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

h Ge. 34.30. Hab. 2.9. Ec. 5.16. ch. 15.27.
30

The jfruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and khe that 10winneth souls is wise.

j ch. 3.18; 13.1,2; 15.4. v.4.
31

lBehold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.