Old Testament Proverbs Chapter 11

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

The state and rewards of the righteous and the wicked are contrasted-When a wicked man dies, his expectations perish-He that winneth souls is wise.

 aA false bbalance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

 When apride cometh, then cometh bshame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

 3 The aintegrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

 aRiches profit not in the day of bwrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

 5 The arighteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall bfall by his own wickedness.

 6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

 7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

 8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

 9 An ahypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the bjust be delivered.

 10 When it goeth well with the arighteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

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

 12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his aneighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

 13 A atalebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

 14 Where no acounsel is, the people fall: but in the bmultitude of ccounsellors there is safety.

 15 He that is asurety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

 16 A gracious awoman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

 17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is acruel troubleth his own flesh.

 18 The wicked worketh a adeceitful work: but to him that soweth brighteousness shall be a sure creward.

 19 As righteousness tendeth to alife: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

 20 They that are aof a bfroward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

 21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

 22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

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

 24 There is that scattereth, and yet aincreaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

 25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that awatereth shall be watered also himself.

 26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

 27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

 28 He that atrusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

 29 He that troubleth his own ahouse shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

 30 The fruit of the righteous is a atree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

 31 Behold, the righteous shall be arecompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.