King James VersionProverbs11


1 A false bal­ance is abom­i­na­tion to the LORD: but a just weight is his de­light.
2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the low­ly is wis­dom.
3 The in­tegri­ty of the up­right shall guide them: but the per­verse­ness of trans­gres­sors shall de­stroy them.
4 Rich­es prof­it not in the day of wrath: but righ­teous­ness de­liv­ereth from death.
5 The righ­teous­ness of the per­fect shall di­rect his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wicked­ness.
6 The righ­teous­ness of the up­right shall de­liv­er them: but trans­gres­sors shall be tak­en in their own naugh­ti­ness.
7 When a wicked man di­eth, his ex­pec­ta­tion shall per­ish: and the hope of un­just men per­isheth.
8 The righ­teous is de­liv­ered out of trou­ble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
9 An hyp­ocrite with his mouth de­stroyeth his neigh­bour: but through knowl­edge shall the just be de­liv­ered.
10 When it goeth well with the righ­teous, the city re­joiceth: and when the wicked per­ish, there is shout­ing.
11 By the bless­ing of the up­right the city is ex­alt­ed: but it is over­thrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12 He that is void of wis­dom de­spiseth his neigh­bour: but a man of un­der­stand­ing hold­eth his peace.
13 A tale­bear­er re­vealeth se­crets: but he that is of a faith­ful spir­it con­cealeth the mat­ter.
14 Where no coun­sel is, the peo­ple fall: but in the mul­ti­tude of coun­sel­lors there is safe­ty.
15 He that is sure­ty for a stranger shall smart ­for it: and he that hateth sureti­ship is sure.
16 A gra­cious wom­an re­taineth hon­our: and strong men re­tain rich­es.
17 The mer­ci­ful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cru­el trou­bleth his own flesh.
18 The wicked wor­keth a de­ceit­ful work: but to him that soweth righ­teous­ness shall be a sure re­ward.
19 As righ­teous­ness tendeth to life: so he that pur­sueth evil pur­sueth it to his own death.
20 They that are of a froward heart are abom­i­na­tion to the LORD: but ­such as are up­right in their way are his de­light.
21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be un­pun­ished: but the seed of the righ­teous shall be de­liv­ered.
22 As a jew­el of gold in a swine's snout, ­so is a fair wom­an which is with­out dis­cre­tion.
23 The de­sire of the righ­teous is only good: but the ex­pec­ta­tion of the wicked is wrath.
24 There is that scat­tereth, and yet in­creaseth; and there is that with­hold­eth more than is meet, but it tendeth to pover­ty.
25 The lib­er­al soul shall be made fat: and he that wa­tereth shall be wa­tered also him­self.
26 He that with­hold­eth corn, the peo­ple shall curse him: but bless­ing shall be upon the head of him that sel­l­eth it.
27 He that dili­gent­ly seeketh good pro­cureth favour: but he that seeketh mis­chief, it shall come unto him.
28 He that trusteth in his rich­es shall fall: but the righ­teous shall flour­ish as a branch.
29 He that trou­bleth his own house shall in­her­it the wind: and the fool shall be ser­vant to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righ­teous is a tree of life; and he that win­neth souls is wise.
31 Be­hold, the righ­teous shall be rec­om­pensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sin­ner.