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Proverbs 11

1 A deceitful scale is an abomination to Jehovah, but a perfect weight stone is His delight.
2 Pride comes, then comes shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of traitors shall destroy them.
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall make his way right, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but traitors shall be taken in their lust.
7 In the death of a wicked man, his expectation shall perish, and the hope of the wicked shall perish.
8 The righteous is delivered from distress, and the wicked goes in instead of him.
9 The hypocrite destroys his neighbor with his mouth, but the just is delivered through knowledge.
10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.
11 A city is exalted by the blessing of the upright, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.
12 One who despises his neighbor is without heart, but a man of understanding keeps quiet.
13 One who goes around with slander reveals secrets, but the faithful spirit keeps the matter covered.
14 In the absence of counsel the people fall, but there is safety in the abundance of counselors.
15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, but he who hates striking of hands is secure.
16 A gracious woman holds on to honor, and ruthless men hold on to riches.
17 A merciful man does good to his own soul, but the cruel troubles his own flesh.
18 The wicked does deceitful work, but one sowing righteousness receives honest wages.
19 As righteousness leads to life, so the one pursuing evil does so to his own death.
20 Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to Jehovah, but the perfect in their way are His delight.
21 Though hand join to hand, the wicked shall not be held innocent, but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
22 As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, so is a beautiful woman who has turned aside from discretion.
23 The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more; but the one who withholds more than is right, tends to poverty.
25 The blessed soul will be made fat; he who waters shall also be watered himself.
26 He who holds back grain, the people curse him; but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.
27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor; but he who inquires after evil, it shall come to him.
28 He who trusts in his riches shall fall, but the righteous shall sprout like foliage.
29 He who troubles his own house inherits the wind; and the fool is servant to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who leads souls is wise.
31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed on the earth; much more the wicked and the sinner.
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