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Proverbs 11 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Dishonest scales are detestable to the LORD,

but an accurate weight is His delight.

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When pride comes, disgrace follows,

but with humility comes wisdom.

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The integrity of the upright guides them,

but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.

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Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath,

but righteousness rescues from death.

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The righteousness of the blameless clears his path,

but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.

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The righteousness of the upright rescues them,

but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.

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When the wicked man dies,

his expectation comes to nothing,

and hope placed in wealth[fn][fn] vanishes.

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The righteous one is rescued from trouble;

in his place, the wicked one goes in.

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With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,

but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

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When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices,

and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.

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A city is built up by the blessing of the upright,

but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.

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Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,

but a man with understanding keeps silent.

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A gossip goes around revealing a secret,

but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

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Without guidance, people fall,

but with many counselors there is deliverance.

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If someone puts up security for a stranger,

he will suffer for it,

but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

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A gracious woman gains honor,

but violent[fn] men gain only riches.

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A kind man benefits himself,

but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.

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The wicked man earns an empty wage,

but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.

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Genuine righteousness leads to life,

but pursuing evil leads to death.

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Those with twisted minds are detestable to the LORD,

but those with blameless conduct are His delight.

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Be assured[fn] that the wicked

will not go unpunished,

but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

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A beautiful woman who rejects good sense

is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.

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The desire of the righteous turns out well,

but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.

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One person gives freely,

yet gains more;

another withholds what is right,

only to become poor.

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A generous person will be enriched,

and the one who gives a drink of water

will receive water.

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People will curse anyone who hoards grain,

but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.

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The one who searches for what is good finds favor,

but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.

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Anyone trusting in his riches will fall,

but the righteous will flourish like foliage.

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The one who brings ruin on his household

will inherit the wind,

and a fool will be a slave

to someone whose heart is wise.

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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,

but violence[fn] takes lives.

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If the righteous will be repaid on earth,

how much more the wicked and sinful.

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LXX reads hope of the ungodly
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Or ruthless
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LXX, Syr; MT reads but a wise one

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