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Proverbs 11 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Contrast of the Upright and the Wicked

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:1 - A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
But a just weight is His delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:2 - When pride comes, then comes dishonor;
But with the humble there is wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:3 - The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the perversity of the treacherous will destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:4 - Riches do not benefit on the day of wrath,
But righteousness rescues from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:5 - The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way,
But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:6 - The righteousness of the upright will rescue them,
But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:7 - When a wicked person dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of strong people perishes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 - The righteous is rescued from trouble,
But the wicked [fn]takes his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:9 - With his mouth the godless person destroys his neighbor,
But through knowledge the righteous will be rescued.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:10 - When things go well for the righteous, the city rejoices,
And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:11 - By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
But by the mouth of the wicked, it is torn down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:12 - One who despises his neighbor lacks [fn]sense,
But a person of understanding keeps silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:13 - One who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets,
But one who is [fn]trustworthy conceals a matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:14 - Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in an abundance of counselors there is [fn]victory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:15 - One who is a guarantor for a stranger will certainly suffer for it,
But one who hates [fn]being a guarantor is secure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:16 - A gracious woman attains honor,
And ruthless men attain riches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:17 - A merciful person does [fn]himself good,
But the cruel person [fn]does himself harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:18 - A wicked person earns deceptive wages,
But one who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:19 - One who is steadfast in righteousness attains life,
But one who pursues evil attains his own death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:20 - The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD,
But the blameless in their [fn]walk are His delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:21 - [fn]Be assured, the evil person will not go unpunished,
But the [fn]descendants of the righteous will be rescued.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:22 - As a ring of gold in a pig’s snout
So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:23 - The desire of the righteous is only good,
But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:24 - There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more,
And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:25 - A [fn]generous person will be [fn]prosperous,
And one who gives others plenty of water will himself be given plenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:26 - One who withholds grain, the people will curse him,
But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:27 - One who diligently seeks good seeks favor,
But one who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:28 - One who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:29 - One who troubles his own house will inherit wind,
And the foolish will be servant to the wise-hearted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:30 - The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And one who is wise [fn]gains souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:31 - If the righteous will be repaid on the earth,
How much more the wicked and the sinner!
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit enters
Lit heart
Lit faithful of spirit
Lit deliverance
Lit those who strike hands
Lit his soul
Lit ruins his flesh
Lit way
Lit Hand to hand
Lit seed
Lit soul of blessing
Lit made fat
Lit takes

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