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Proverbs 11, RSV

  
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11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.

11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom.

11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

11:4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

11:5 The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.

11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.

11:7 When the wicked dies, his hope perishes, and the expectation of the godless comes to nought.

11:8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked gets into it instead.

11:9 With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.

11:11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

11:12 He who belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

11:13 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing hidden.

11:14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls; but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

11:15 He who gives surety for a stranger will smart for it, but he who hates suretyship is secure.

11:16 A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.

11:17 A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

11:18 A wicked man earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

11:19 He who is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.

11:20 Men of perverse mind are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.

11:21 Be assured, an evil man will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will be delivered.

11:22 Like a gold ring in a swine's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.

11:23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in wrath.

11:24 One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

11:25 A liberal man will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

11:26 The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.

11:27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

11:28 He who trusts in his riches will wither, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

11:29 He who troubles his household will inherit wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.

11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but lawlessness takes away lives.

11:31 If the righteous is requited on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!

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