Proverbs 111 aA false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
bbut a just weight is his delight.
2 cWhen pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with dthe humble is wisdom.
3 eThe integrity of the upright guides them,
fbut the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
4 gRiches do not profit in the day of wrath,
hbut righteousness delivers from death.
5The righteousness of the blameless ikeeps his way straight,
but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.
6 jThe righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the treacherous kare taken captive by their lust.
7When the wicked dies, his lhope will perish,
and mthe expectation of wealth ▼
▼Or of his strength, or of iniquityperishes too.
8 oThe righteous is delivered from trouble,
and the wicked walks into it instead.
9With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor,
but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
10 pWhen it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices,
and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.
11By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
but qby the mouth of the wicked rit is overthrown.
12Whoever sbelittles his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man of understanding remains silent.
13Whoever tgoes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
14Where there is uno guidance, a people falls,
vbut in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
15 wWhoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm,
but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.
16 xA gracious woman gets honor,
and yviolent men get riches.
17 zA man who is kind benefits himself,
but a cruel man hurts himself.
18The wicked earns deceptive wages,
but one who aasows righteousness gets a sure reward.
19Whoever is steadfast in righteousness abwill live,
but ache who pursues evil will die.
20Those of adcrooked heart are aean abomination to the Lord,
but those of afblameless ways are aghis delight.
21 ahBe assured aian evil person will not go unpunished,
but ajthe offspring of the righteous will be delivered.
22Like aka gold ring in a pig’s snout
is a beautiful woman without discretion.
23The desire of the righteous ends only in good;
althe expectation of the wicked in wrath.
24 amOne gives anfreely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
25 aoWhoever brings blessing apwill be enriched,
and aqone who waters will himself be watered.
26 arThe people curse him who holds back grain,
but asa blessing is on the head of him who atsells it.
27Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor ▼
but evil comes to avhim who searches for it.
28Whoever awtrusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will axflourish like a green leaf.
29Whoever aytroubles his own household will azinherit the wind,
and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.
30The fruit of the righteous is baa tree of life,
and whoever bbcaptures souls is wise.
31If bcthe righteous is repaid on earth,
how much more the wicked and the sinner!
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