The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight. (Proverbs 11:1)

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. (Proverbs 11:3)

Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. (Proverbs 11:4)

The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. (Proverbs 11:5)

The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. (Proverbs 11:6)

When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing. (Proverbs 11:7)

The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead. (Proverbs 11:8)

With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape. (Proverbs 11:9)

When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. (Proverbs 11:10)

Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. (Proverbs 11:11)

A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. (Proverbs 11:12)

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret. (Proverbs 11:13)

For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure. (Proverbs 11:14)

He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe. (Proverbs 11:15)

A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth. (Proverbs 11:16)

A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself. (Proverbs 11:17)

The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. (Proverbs 11:18)

The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death. (Proverbs 11:19)

The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless. (Proverbs 11:20)

Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free. (Proverbs 11:21)

Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. (Proverbs 11:22)

The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. (Proverbs 11:23)

One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. (Proverbs 11:24)

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)

People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell. (Proverbs 11:26)

He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it. (Proverbs 11:27)

Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. (Proverbs 11:28)

He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. (Proverbs 11:29)

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner! (Proverbs 11:31)


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