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Proverbs 11 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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A deceptive balance is an abomination to Yahweh,

But a just weight is His delight.

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When arrogance comes, then comes disgrace,

But with the meek is wisdom.

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The integrity of the upright will lead them,

But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.

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Wealth will not profit in the day of wrath,

But righteousness will deliver from death.

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The righteousness of the blameless will make his way straight,

But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

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The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,

But the treacherous will be captured by their own desire.

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When a wicked man dies, his hope will perish,

And the expectation of vigorous men perishes.

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The righteous is rescued from [fn]distress,

But the wicked [fn]takes his place.

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With his mouth the godless man corrupts his neighbor,

But through knowledge the righteous will be rescued.

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When it goes well with the righteous, the city exults,

And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.

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By the blessing of the upright a city is raised up,

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

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He who despises his neighbor lacks a heart of wisdom,

But a man of discernment keeps silent.

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He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets,

But he who is faithful in spirit conceals a matter.

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Where there is no guidance the people fall,

But in abundance of counselors there is salvation.

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If one becomes a guarantor for a stranger, he will surely suffer,

But he who hates [fn]striking hands in pledge is secure.

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A gracious woman holds fast to glory,

But ruthless men hold fast to riches.

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The man of lovingkindness deals bountifully with his soul,

But the cruel man brings trouble on his flesh.

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The wicked earns deceptive wages,

But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.

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He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life,

And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.

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Those with a crooked heart are an abomination to Yahweh,

But those of a blameless way are His delight.

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[fn]Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished,

But the seed of the righteous will escape.

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As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout

So is a beautiful woman who turns away from [fn]discretion.

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The desire of the righteous is only good,

But the hope of the wicked is wrath.

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There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more,

And there is one who holds back what is rightly due, and yet results only in want.

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The soul [fn]that blesses will be [fn]enriched,

And he who waters will himself be watered.

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He who withholds grain, the people will curse him,

But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

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He who earnestly seeks good seeks favor,

But he who searches for evil, evil will come to him.

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He who trusts in his riches will fall,

But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

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He who troubles his own house will inherit wind,

And the ignorant fool will be a slave to the wise of heart.

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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,

And he who is wise [fn]wins souls.

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If the righteous will be repaid in the earth,

How much more the wicked and the sinner!

LSB Footnotes
Or trouble
Lit enters
Or being a guarantor
Lit Hand to hand
Lit taste
Lit of blessing
Lit made fat
Lit takes

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For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

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