Proverbs 11 for the 11th day of April, 2017

Day 11     Proverbs 11

 

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11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, 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 the Lord, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.

 

11:21 Most certainly, 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.

 

12:1 Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

 

12:2 A good man shall obtain favor from the Lord, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.

 

12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

 

12:4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.

 

12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

 

12:6 The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

 

12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are no more, but the house of the righteous shall stand.

 

12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.

 

12:9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread. 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!