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Proverbs Chapter 11:1-31.

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Proverbs 11

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11:1 Scales of deceit are hated by the Lord, but a true weight is his delight.

11:2 When pride comes, there comes shame, but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.

11:3 The righteousness of the upright will be their guide, but the twisted ways of the false will be their destruction.

11:4 Wealth is of no profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness keeps a man safe from death.

11:5 The righteousness of the good man will make his way straight, but the sin of the evil-doer will be the cause of his fall.

11:6 The righteousness of the upright will be their salvation, but the false will themselves be taken in their evil designs.

11:7 At the death of an upright man his hope does not come to an end, but the hope of the evil-doer comes to destruction.

11:8 The upright man is taken out of trouble, and in his place comes the sinner.

11:9 With his mouth the evil man sends destruction on his neighbour; but through knowledge the upright are taken out of trouble.

11:10 When things go well for the upright man, all the town is glad; at the death of sinners, there are cries of joy.

11:11 By the blessing of the upright man the town is made great, but it is overturned by the mouth of the evil-doer.

11:12 He who has a poor opinion of his neighbour has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet.

11:13 He who goes about talking of others makes secrets public, but the true-hearted man keeps things covered.

11:14 When there is no helping suggestion the people will have a fall, but with a number of wise guides they will be safe.

11:15 He who makes himself responsible for a strange man will undergo much loss; but the hater of such undertakings will be safe.

11:16 A woman who is full of grace is honoured, but a woman hating righteousness is a seat of shame: those hating work will undergo loss, but the strong keep their wealth.

11:17 The man who has mercy will be rewarded, but the cruel man is the cause of trouble to himself.

11:18 The sinner gets the payment of deceit; but his reward is certain who puts in the seed of righteousness.

11:19 So righteousness gives life; but he who goes after evil gets death for himself.

11:20 The uncontrolled are hated by the Lord, but those whose ways are without error are his delight

11:21 Certainly the evil-doer will not go free from punishment, but the seed of the upright man will be safe.

11:22 Like a ring of gold in the nose of a pig, is a beautiful woman who has no sense.

11:23 The desire of the upright man is only for good, but wrath is waiting for the evil-doer.

11:24 A man may give freely, and still his wealth will be increased; and another may keep back more than is right, but only comes to be in need.

11:25 He who gives blessing will be made fat, but the curser will himself be cursed.

11:26 He who keeps back grain will be cursed by the people; but a blessing will be on the head of him who lets them have it for a price.

11:27 He who, with all his heart, goes after what is good is searching for grace; but he who is looking for trouble will get it.

11:28 He who puts his faith in wealth will come to nothing; but the upright man will be full of growth like the green leaf.

11:29 The troubler of his house will have the wind for his heritage, and the foolish will be servant to the wise-hearted.

11:30 The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, but violent behaviour takes away souls.

11:31 If the upright man is rewarded on earth, how much more the evil-doer and the sinner!

 

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