Proverbs 11

Various observations of moral virtues and their contrary vices.

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

1Heb. balances of deceit. Le. 19.35,36. De. 25.13-16. ch. 16.11; 20.10,23.

2Heb. a perfect stone.

2When apride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

a ch. 15.33; 16.18; 18.12. Da. 4.30,31.

3The bintegrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

b ch. 13.6; 10.9. Ps. 25.21. v.5.

4cRiches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

c ch. 10.2; 6.34,35. Eze. 7.19. Zep. 1.18. 1Ti. 6.6-10; 4.8. Ge. 7.1.

5The drighteousness of the perfect shall 3direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

3Heb. rectify.

d Is. 3.10,11. Ro. 2.7-10. ch. 12.21,28.

6The erighteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but ftransgressors shall be *taken in their own *naughtiness.

*taken-trapped, caught.

*naughtiness-badness, wickedness.

e Ps. 19.11. Is. 3.10. 1Co. 15.58. 1Ti. 4.8. f ch. 5.22. v.3,5,19,27,31. Is. 3.11. Ec. 10.8,9. Ps. 9.15.

7When ga wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

g ch. 10.28; 14.32. Job 8.13; 11.20; 27.8. Lu. 12.14-20.

8The hrighteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his *stead.


h ch. 21.18. Is. 43.3,4. Es. 7.9,10. Da. 6.23,24.

9An ihypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: jbut through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

i 1Ki. 22.21. Job 8.13. Ac. 20.30. j 2Pe. 3.17,18. Is. 53.11. ch. 10.21.

10When kit goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

k Es. 8.15. v.11. ch. 28.12,28. Ps. 58.10,11. Re. 19.1-7; 18.20,21. Ju. 5.

11By lthe blessing of the upright mthe city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

l ch. 14.34; 29.8. Job 22.30. Ja. 3.6. 2Sa. 20.1. m ch. 8.3.

12He nthat is 4void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

4Heb. destitute of heart.

n Job 12.5. ch. 10.19. Ju. 9.28. Ne. 4.2. v.13.

135A otalebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

5Heb. He that walketh being a tale-bearer.

o Le. 19.16. ch. 20.19; 26.20. 1Ti. 5.13. 1Pe. 4.8.

14pWhere no counsel is , the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

p 1Ki. 12. ch. 15.22; 24.6; 12.15. Ju. 19.30. Ps. 119.24. Is. 9.6; 28.29.

15He qthat is surety for a stranger 6shall smart for it : and he that hateth 7suretiship is sure.

6Heb. shall be sore broken.

7Heb. those that strike hands.

q ch. 6.1-5; 17.18; 20.16; 22.26.

16A rgracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

r ch. 31.10-30. De. 8.18.

17The smerciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

s Ec. 5.18. Mat. 5.7; 25.34-40. Ps. 55.23; 120.3,4; 140.11.

18The twicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

t Ps. 36.1-4. Ga. 6.7-9. Ho. 10.12,13. Ja. 2.8; 3.13,18; 4.8,10. 1Ti. 4.8.

19As urighteousness tendeth to life: so vhe that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

u v.4. ch. 8.35,36. Is. 3.10,11. Ro. 3.7-10; 6.23; 8.13. 1Ti. 6.6-10. v ch. 12.11; 13.21.

20They wthat are of a *froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

*froward-perverse, contrary, self-willed.

w ch. 6.14; 8.13. Ps. 18.25,26; 51.6; 11.7; 84.11; 119.1,15,16.

21Though xhand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

x Is. 27.4. ch. 16.5. Ex. 20.5. Ge. 9.9. Ps. 9.16-18; 37.25,26; 102.28. Ac. 2.38.

22As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which 8is without discretion.

8Heb. departeth from, ch. 9.13; 7.10.

23The ydesire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

y Ps. 119.5; 27.4; 10.1-12; 9.16,17. Ro. 2.7-10. He. 10.27.

24There zis that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is *meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

*meet-suitable, fit.

z Ps. 112.9. v.18,25. Ec. 11.1,6. 2Co. 9.6. Phi. 4.17. De. 15.10.

259The aliberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

9Heb. The soul of blessing. 2Co. 9.6-10.

a Is. 32.8. 2Co. 9.8-10. Job 29.13. Ps. 41.1-3. Mat. 5.7; 7.2; 25.34,35.

26He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but bblessing shall be upon the head of him that cselleth it.

b Job 29.13. c Am. 8.5,6.

27He dthat diligently seeketh good procureth favour: ebut he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

d Ne. 1; 2. Es. 2.22; 4; 6; 8-10. Mat. 7.7,11. e Ps. 7.15,16; 9.15,16; 10.2; 57.6. Es. 3; 8; 9. Re. 13.10.

28He fthat trusteth in his riches shall fall: but gthe righteous shall flourish as a branch.

f Mar. 10.24. 1Ti. 6.9,17. Job 31.24. Ps. 62.10. g Ps. 1.3; 92.12-14. Je. 17.8.

29He 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. i Ps. 149.9; 49.14. Da. 7.27.

30The jfruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and khe that 10winneth souls is wise.

10Heb. taketh.

j ch. 3.18; 13.1,2; 15.4. v.4. k Mat. 4.19. Da. 12.3. Ja. 5.20. 2Co. 10.4,5. 1Co. 9.19-22.

31lBehold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

l Je. 25.29. 1Pe. 4.17,18. 2Th. 1.6-9. Ps. 37; 112. Le. 26. De. 28.