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Proverbs 11 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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 disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:3 - The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys 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 keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:6 - The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:7 - When the wicked dies, his hope perishes, and the expectation of the godless comes to nought.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 - The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked gets into it instead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:9 - With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:10 - When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:11 - By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:12 - He who belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:13 - He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing hidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:14 - Where there is no guidance, a people falls; but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:15 - He who gives surety for a stranger will smart for it, but he who hates suretyship is secure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:16 - A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:17 - A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:18 - A wicked man earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:19 - He who is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:20 - Men of perverse mind are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:21 - Be assured, an evil man will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will be delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:22 - Like a gold ring in a swine's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:23 - The desire of the righteous ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:24 - One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:25 - A liberal man will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:26 - The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:27 - He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:28 - He who trusts in his riches will wither, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:29 - He who troubles his household will inherit wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:30 - The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but lawlessness takes away lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:31 - If the righteous is requited on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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

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