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Chapter 11

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A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is his delight. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but wisdom is with the humble. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. 4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. 5 The righteousness of the blameless keeps their ways straight, but the wicked fall by their own wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright saves them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their schemes. 7 When the wicked die, their hope perishes, and the expectation of the godless comes to nothing. 8 The righteous are delivered from trouble, and the wicked get into it instead. 9 With their mouths the godless would destroy their neighbors, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered. 10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is jubilation. 11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. 12 Whoever belittles another lacks sense, but an intelligent person remains silent. 13 A gossip goes about telling secrets, but one who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a confidence. 14 Where there is no guidance, a nation a Gk: Heb but a babbling fool will come to ruin falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. 15 To guarantee loans for a stranger brings trouble, but there is safety in refusing to do so. 16 A gracious woman gets honor, but she who hates virtue is covered with shame. b Or and toil adds nothing to it The timid become destitute, c Or an army but the aggressive gain riches. 17 Those who are kind reward themselves, but the cruel do themselves harm. 18 The wicked earn no real gain, but those who sow righteousness get a true reward. 19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but whoever pursues evil will die. 20 Crooked minds are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight. 21 Be assured, the wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will escape. 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without good sense. 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in wrath. 24 Some give freely, yet grow all the richer; others withhold what is due, and only suffer want. 25 A generous person will be enriched, and one who gives water will get water. 26 The people curse those who hold back grain, but a blessing is on the head of those who sell it. 27 Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to the one who searches for it. 28 Those who trust in their riches will wither, d Compare Gk Syr: Heb lacks but she … shame but the righteous will flourish like green leaves. 29 Those who trouble their households will inherit wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but violence e Gk: Heb lacks The timid … destitute takes lives away. 31 If the righteous are repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!

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a Gk: Heb but a babbling fool will come to ruin

a Or and toil adds nothing to it

a Or an army

b Compare Gk Syr: Heb lacks but she … shame

c Gk: Heb lacks The timid … destitute

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