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Proverbs 11 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Contrast 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 is wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:3 - The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:4 - Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
But righteousness delivers 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 deliver them,
But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:7 - When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of strong men perishes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 - The righteous is delivered from trouble,
But the wicked [fn]takes his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:9 - With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor,
But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:10 - When it goes well with 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 - He who despises his neighbor lacks [fn]sense,
But a man of understanding keeps silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:13 - He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is [fn]trustworthy conceals a matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:14 - Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is [fn]victory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:15 - He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it,
But he 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 - The merciful man does [fn]himself good,
But the cruel man [fn]does himself harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:18 - The wicked earns deceptive wages,
But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:19 - He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life,
And he who pursues evil will bring about 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]Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished,
But the [fn]descendants of the righteous will be delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:22 - As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout
So is a beautiful woman who lacks [fn]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 want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:25 - The [fn]generous man will be [fn]prosperous,
And he who waters will himself be watered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:26 - He 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 - He who diligently seeks good seeks favor,
But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:28 - He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:29 - He who troubles his own house will inherit wind,
And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:30 - The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who is wise [fn]wins souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:31 - If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth,
How much more the wicked and the sinner!
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: enters
Literally: heart
Literally: faithful of spirit
Literally: deliverance
Literally: those who strike hands
Literally: good to his own soul
Literally: troubles his flesh
Literally: way
Literally: Hand to hand
Literally: seed
Literally: taste
Literally: soul of blessing
Literally: made fat
Literally: takes

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