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Proverbs 11 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah;
But a just weight is his delight.
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When pride cometh, then cometh shame;
But with the lowly is wisdom.
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The integrity of the upright shall guide them;
But the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.
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Riches profit not in the day of wrath;
But righteousness delivereth from death.
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The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way;
But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
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The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them;
But the treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity.
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When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish;
And the hope of iniquity perisheth.
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The righteous is delivered out of trouble;
And the wicked cometh in his stead.
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With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neighbor;
But through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.
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When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth;
And when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
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By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted;
But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
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He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom;
But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
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He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets;
But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.
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Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth;
But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
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He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it;
But he that hateth suretyship is secure.
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A gracious woman obtaineth honor;
And violent men obtain riches.
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The merciful man doeth good to his own soul;
But he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
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The wicked earneth deceitful wages;
But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.
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He that is stedfast in righteousness shall attain unto life;
And he that pursueth evil doeth it to his own death.
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They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Jehovah;
But such as are perfect in their way are his delight.
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Though hand join in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished;
But the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
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As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout,
So is a fair woman that is without discretion.
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The desire of the righteous is only good;
But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
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There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more;
And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.
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The liberal soul shall be made fat;
And he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
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He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him;
But blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
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He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor;
But he that searcheth after evil, it shall come unto him.
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He that trusteth in his riches shall fall;
But the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.
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He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind;
And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;
And he that is wise winneth souls.
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Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth;
How much more the wicked and the sinner!

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

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