11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight
is his delight.
11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness
of transgressors shall destroy them.
11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers
11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the
wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors
shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
11:7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation shall perish: and the
hope of unjust men perishes.
11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes
in his position.
11:9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbour: but through
knowledge shall the just be delivered.
11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices: and
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 He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbour: but a man of
understanding holds his peace.
11:13 A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit
conceals the matter.
11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of
counsellors there is safety.
11:15 He that is guarantor for a stranger shall smart for it: and he
that hates standing for surety is sure.
11:16 A gracious woman retains honour: and strong men retain riches.
11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul: but he that is cruel
troubles his own flesh.
11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness
shall be a sure reward.
11:19 As righteousness tends to life: so he that pursues evil pursues
it to his own death.
11:20 They that are of a perverse heart are abomination to the LORD:
but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished:
but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which
is without discretion.
11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation
of the wicked is wrath.
11:24 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that
withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty.
11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall
be watered also himself.
11:26 He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing
shall be upon the head of him that sells it.
11:27 He that diligently seeks good procures favour: but he that seeks
mischief, it shall come unto him.
11:28 He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall
flourish as a branch.
11:29 He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the
fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins
souls is wise.
11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much
more the wicked and the sinner.