Proverbs Chapter 11

11:1 A false balance is an abomination to Yahweh, But accurate weights are his delight.

11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame, But with humility comes wisdom.

11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them, But the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.

11:4 Riches don't profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

11:5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, But the unfaithful will be trapped by evil desires.

11:7 When a wicked man dies, hope perishes, And expectation of power comes to nothing.

11:8 A righteous person is delivered out of trouble, And the wicked takes his place.

11:9 With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.

11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices. When the wicked perish, there is shouting.

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

11:12 One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, But a man of understanding holds his peace.

11:13 One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, But one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.

11:14 Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, But in the multitude of counselors there is victory.

11:15 He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, But he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.

11:16 A gracious woman obtains honor, But violent men obtain riches.

11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul, But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.

11:18 Wicked people earn deceitful wages, But one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

11:19 He who is truly righteous gets life. He who pursues evil gets death.

11:20 Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to Yahweh, But those whose ways are blameless are his delight.

11:21 Most assuredly, the evil man will not be unpunished, But the seed of the righteous will be delivered.

11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, Is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.

11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath.

11:24 There is one who scatters, and increases yet more. There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty.

11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat. He who waters shall be watered also himself.

11:26 People curse someone who withholds grain, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

11:27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.

11:28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

11:29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.

11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be repaid in the earth; How much more the wicked and the sinner!