Proverbs 11:1-31 NIV

Proverbs 11:1-31 NIV [1] The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him. [2] When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. [3] The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. [4] Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. [5] The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. [6] The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. [7] Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing. [8] The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead. [9] With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape. [10] When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. [11] Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. [12] Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. [13] A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. [14] For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. [15] Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe. [16] A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth. [17] Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves. [18] A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. [19] Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death. [20] The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless. [21] Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free. [22] Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. [23] The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. [24] One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. [25] A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. [26] People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God's blessing on the one who is willing to sell. [27] Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it. [28] Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. [29] Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. [30] The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. [31] If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

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